100 day song challenge #65

You know when you go to bed and you just know you’re not going to sleep?

Haven’t had that for quite a while now. Until last night. I have to say tho, this no sleep business, seems to get better the older you get. I got a total of just under 3 hours of sleep; I’m not that tired really. I look tired, obvs, and my eyes are in a constant state of weeping (goodbye makeup, goodbye! we’ll miss you!), but other than that, eh, my body seems to just not care at all.

With this in mind, it seems like the perfect time for:

#65 A song you play when you can’t sleep

I don’t know about you but for me, when sleep is just not happening I’ll have music to keep me company; it can’t be used as some sort of sleep aid.

Since no sleep was my normal state up until a few months ago, I complied a playlist; it’s mostly instrumental music, and mostly soundtracks: Robin Finck’s NOCT, Tindersticks’ Trouble Every Day, Yann Tiersen’s Les Retrouvailles, Joe Hisaishi’s Hana-Bi, Philip Glass’ The Hours, a few tracks off of the Gentlemen soundtrack by Mattias Bärjed (in love with his piano skills) and the Cirkeln soundtrack.

But also, what I listen to depends why I’m not sleeping. If I’m not sleeping because someone is snoring, In Flames or Architects are a given. Their music is like a wall of sound nothing can penetrate. So if nothing else, it at least manages to decrease annoyance levels.

But that’s not usually why I’m not sleeping.

So let’s go with a track off of the Cirkeln soundtrack; Mountains Crave by Anna von Hausswolff.

Her first couple of releases, Singing form the Grave and Track of Time, I absolutely loved at the time, but with the exception of this track, I don’t get what she’s doing at all anymore.

Patiently waiting for it to start making sense. If I can change my mind about With Teeth, I can change my mind about anything.

 

xo,

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