Episode XXXVII: Minimalism (A Mix by Jonathan Eckhaus)
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Spring has arrived in Ithaca.
The ground is thawed, the trees vibrantly green, and a perfume of rebirth pervades the air. Spring cleaning is also upon us. It is a time for trimming unnecessary elements from our lives and clarifying those things which are most essential. While the promise of summer evokes a sense of a grand opening, like the flowers that bloom all around us, it is also a time a return to simplicity. Without the constant influx of obligations to clutter our to-do lists, spring is a perfect time to foster a more intrinsically derived focus on the simple beauty and truth of the natural world.
Jonathan Eckhaus, a fellow Cornell student studying auditory perception and sound design, curated and designed this week’s program to honor the simplicity and intrinsic focus that Springtime heralds. This mix is perfect for studying in the library, relaxing on a warm night, driving around in the late-day sun, or meditating.
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1. …Is – Time / Being
2. I Guess I’m Floating – M83
3. Zeotrope – Boards of Canda
4. Hype Man – Cepia
5. Chinatown – Do Make Say Think
6. It Was Beautiful – Billions and Billions
7. Lovely – Low Self Esteem
8. Umbrella – Midwest Product
9. Fun For Free – The Mighty Weather
10. Untitled – Slug A
11. Fahrenheit Fair Enough – Telefon Tel Aviv
12. Sweet Love for Planet Earth – Fuck Buttons
13. Recently In the Sahara – ISAN
14. Burning Homes – Monowolfe
15. April (Remix) + Anna Livia Plurabelle (Finnegan’s Wake) – Oval vs. Yoshihiro Hanno, James Joyce
16. Run – Air