That Which We Do Not Understand

Music is my jaguar, my spirit companion, my daemon… it protects me and helps me see the things I don’t understand.

 

Death And Vanilla (From Above)
Sea Traffic (Conscious Awake)
Suburban Birds (Losing Your Senses)
The Charlatans (Talking In Tones)
The Happy Couple (Into The Woods)
Here We Go Magic (How Do I Know)
This Is The Kit (Magic Spell)
Phaedra (Lightbeam)
Bayonne (Spectrolite)
Denley (Following A Lie – feat. Briana Marela)
Wymond Miles (Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them)
Guy Fox (Mind’s Eye)
Rachel Zeffira (The Deserters)
Pinkunoizu (The Abyss)

Photo credit: Shamaness, illustration by Essi Kimpimäki for Amelia’s Magazine “That Which We Do Not Understand.”

Stargazing

Summer bucket list: go stargazing! “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” ― Stephen Hawking

Itsuko Suzuki

Andy C Jenkins (Lazy Coast)
Ashley Shadow (Tired)
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight (The Lucky One)
De Montevert (It’s Alright I’m Probably Dreaming)
Julia Jacklin (Pool Party)
Psychic Ills (Another Change)
Gorgeous Bully (Beaucoup)
The Pooches (Heart Attack)
Girl Ray (I’ll Make This Fun)
Syvia (Anxious Animal)
Karenmeat (On The Couch)
The Good Sax (Up To Anything)
Kevin Morby (Dorothy)
Darren Hayman (I’ve Been A Bad Bad Boy)
Kane Strang (Full Moon, Hungry Sun)
Erin Tobey (Work It Out)
Overcoats (Nighttime Hunger)

Photo credit: Landscape collage by Itsuko Suzuki

Fight That Battle

Dan ah KimH. Hawkline (Ghouls)
Sigmatropic (When Jesus Walked The Streets Of Athens)
Woods (Sun City Creeps)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (Get Some)
Aloha (Don’t Wanna Win)
The See See (The Rain & The Snow)
The Burning Hell (Men Without Hats)
Jennifer O’Connor (It’s A Lie)
The Arcs (Lake Superior)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (Astonished Man)
Gramma’s Boyfriend (I Live My Broken Dreams)
Growwing Pains (I Feel Something Let’s Do Nothing)
The School (All I Want From You Is Everything)
Flowers (Bitter Pill)
Blue House (Hot Air Balloons)
Thomas Cohen (Honeymoon)

Photo credit: Illustration by Dan-ah Kim

Our Foolish Deeds

Kris KnightElliott Power (Once Smitten)
Jelani Blackman (Submarine)
Kamau (BooDha)
Santigold (Chasing Shadows)
Sofi Tukker (Matadora)
Poliça (Wedding)
Aaron Taylor (Lesson Learnt)
Charlotte Day Wilson (After All)
Eeves (Feathers)
Jerry Folk (To My Soul)
Wildcat! Wildcat! (Straight To The Top)
Dan San (Dream)
Jorja Smith (Blue Lights)
Boy & Bear (Limit Of Love)
Kwamie Liv (Perfect Grace)
Rich Jones (Devotion)
Chet Faker (In-Between)

Photo credit: Ivory, oil on canvas by Kris Knight. Secrets Are The Things We Grow

Not Merely Survive

Rebecca Leveille GuayFrankie Cosmos (Young)
Radiation City (Juicy)
Jane Weaver (Mission Desire)
Eleanor Friedberger (He Didn’t Mention His Mother)
Fern (It Comes Slow)
Lowly (Fire)
Doe Paoro (Hypotheticals)
Pale Honey (Youth)
Flint Eastwood (Find What You’re Looking For)
Nova Heart (We Are Golden)
The Drink (No Memory)
Laser (Leaving It Too Late)
Mr Little Jeans (Waking Up)
Mini Dresses (Are You Real)
Elvett (Home)

Photo credit: Rebecca Léveillé-Guay

 

Salt In The Wound

Nicholas Mottola JacobsenThe Goon Sax (Sometimes Accidentally)
Magic Potion (Booored)
Mooncreatures (Guilt Chills)
Hidden Charms (Dreaming Of Another Girl)
The Mantles (Doorframe)
Drinks (Laying Down Rock)
Ulrika Spacek (I Don’t Know)
Anthonie Tonnon (Railway Lines)
Zooz (I Can See The Sunshine)
Trudy (Behave)
Spires (Nothing More)
Finnmark! (Transpennine Express)
Triptides (Clementine)
The Honeydrips (Gamlestan)
Martha Ffion (No Applause)
Breakfast Muff (I Want To Want To)
Thousand (The Kill)
Frog Eyes (Joe With The Jam)

Photo credit: Nicholas Mottola Jacobsen

We Are All Poets

Natalie FossTobi Lou (New Bish)
Pell (Queso)
A. Chal (Round Whippin)
Okenyo (Just A Story)
Benny Sings (You And Me – feat. Goldlink)
Grizzly City Boys (Early 2000s)
S’natra (Feeling Good – feat. Synead)
Broderick Batts (Wavey)
Emaad (Motion City)
Kweku Collins (Kings)
JuJu Rogers (Dreams – feat. Oddisee)
Iris Gold (Goldmine)
Smino (Raw)
Noah Sims (She Gets The Best Of Us – feat. MC Tree)
Salomon Faye (Tell Your Friends)
Danny Winter (Too Cold – feat. Ibn Inglor)
Marcus (Cellular II – feat. Baro)
Mizan (7 Billion)

Photo credit: The Observer, illustration by Natalie Foss

The Party Is Over

Sato KanaeVirginia Wing (World Contact)
King Of Cats (Ulcers) Weaves
(Do You See The Past)
Tele Novella (Trouble In Paradise)
The Phantom Band (The Wind That Cried The World)
Fat White Family (Yellow Woman)
The Ocean Party (Wading In)
Pat Thomas (Not Right Now)
Mutual Benefit (Auburn Epitaphs)
Balue (Get The One)
Breakfast In Fur (Portrait)
Split Screens (Stand Alone)
Silver Hills (Plasticine Daydream)
Los Angeles Police Department (She Came Through Again)
Kevin Morby (Parade)

Photo credit: Illustration by Sato Kanae

Adventure Begins

Oliver SpiesI’m From Barcelona (Violins)
Oscar (Stay)
Man Of Moon (The Road)
Leisure (Hot Love)
Nottee (Do You Love Me)
TV Girl (Like We Planned – feat. Madison Acid)
Nodaway (Coming Attractions)
Compny (Lovers)
The Mynabirds (Semantics)
Astronauts, etc. (I Know)
Foreign/National (The Hedonist)
Shapes On Tape (Get Dressed Up)
Little Racer (Montevideo)
Lobby (In These Times)
Strange Babes (Million Years From Now – feat. Junica)
The Echo Peaks (Bend Out Shape)

Photo credit: Oliver Spies

Rust And Stardust

Sue Lyon by Bert SternThe Goastt (Johannesburg)
Part Time (My Jamey)
Dirt Dress (Revelations)
The Memories (Trouble)
Isaac Rother & The Phantoms (The Phantom)
Psychomagic (Flowers On The Sun)
Dante Elephante (All The Time)
Winter (Bedroom Philosophies)
Broncho (Class Historian)
Wet & Reckless (Machinery)
Buttertones (Orpheus Under The Influence)
Warm Soda (Young Reckless Hearts)
Drinking Flowers (Pop Underground)
The Squids (Twiddler)
The Electric Magpie (Birds In The Trees)
Twin Steps (The Re-Arranger)
Ghostporn (Persephone), Little Girl Blue (Spring Flower)

Photo credit: Sue Lyon photographed by Bert Stern as Kubrick’s Lolita (1962)