During the late ’90s, Portland-based Soleilmoon Recordings was absolutely essential to my discovery and acquisition of new music, thanks to their eclectic catalog full of obscure and experimental artists. This month’s playlist — titled “By the Light of the Soleilmoon” — contains a slew of artists that graced their catalog’s pages, ranging from neofolk (Current 93, Nature and Organisation) to electronic music (Muslimgauze, Mark Van Hoen, Darren Seymour) and everything in-between.
Accompanying the playlist is the latest episode of my“Playlist Breakdown” podcast, in which I spotlight one of the playlist’s songs and why it’s so special, interesting, and/or meaningful. In this episode, I discuss “Bloodstreamruns,” a surreally beautiful neofolk song from Nature and Organisation featuring the talents of Michael Cashmore and Current 93’s David Tibet.
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