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The Chills

Here is a collection of songs I have been jamming to lately that in some way have had a physical effect on me. Sometimes I'd catch myself swaying in the subway and I would say to myself, "Ha! Oh no—I'm that guy now." Or I would have to full-on stop what I was doing at work and just yell, "Whooooo!" and turn the stereo way up. (Thankfully I don't work at an office.) The best thing that happens to me while listening to some of these songs is that I get the chills—that spine-melting, creepy-crawly feeling that comes out of the blue. You know, as if reality and your emotional landscape are expanding simultaneously? As if the moment could be a glimpse at something infinite. Maybe I'm just a hippie or something, but I hope these songs give you a similar feeling and make you move in some way.

Steven Reker

Duke Cate Le Bon Amazon
The Valleys Electrelane Amazon
Crazy Pylon Amazon
When You Find Out The Nerves Amazon
Devil's Trident Telepathe Amazon
Malin Kpon O Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Amazon
Lamb Lower Dens Amazon
Cupid Come My Bloody Valentine Amazon
Strawberry Sunday Slumber Party Amazon
Rain On a Highway Daughn Gibson Amazon
Ghost Rider Suicide Amazon
G Song Terry Riley Amazon
No Title (Molly) John Maus Amazon
Sandstone Tamaryn Amazon
Vanishing Point Cold Pumas Amazon
Nina Con un Tercer Ojo Rosa Yemen Amazon
I Dream in Neon Dirty Beaches Amazon
From No Part of Me Could I Summon a Voice Colin Stetson Amazon
A Great Design Black Marble Amazon
Keep Moving Jessy Lanza Amazon
No Right Thing Blood Orange Amazon
Noude ma gnin tche de me Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Amazon
Am I Real? Nite Jewel Amazon
Many Roads to Follow The Nerves Amazon
You Could Be More As You Are Saâda Bonaire Amazon
Lesser Evil Doldrums Amazon
Tunan Mammane Sani et son Orgue  
Set the Timer Tirez Tirez  
Tsugaru Jongarabushi (Aomori) Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans Amazon
objects in Mirror Matthew Young  
A Young Girl's World Daughn Gibson Amazon
Passing Out Pieces Mac Demarco Amazon
Letter From Hiro The Vapors Amazon
Cliffs As High Frankie Rose Amazon
Commercial Suicide Colin Newman Amazon
No Golden Throat Lizzy Mercier Descloux Amazon
High Already Which Magic  
I Think I Knew Cate Le Bon Amazon
Alien Observer Grouper  
Total running time: 2:30


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