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KARTHIK'S PLAYLISTS


NOVEMBER
2018

MUSIC
Comus - First Utterance
David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
Derek And The Dominos - Layla And Other Assorted LoveSongs
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Scott Walker - Scott III
Brian Eno - Another Green World
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow

Maribou State - Kingdoms In Colour
Noname - Room 25
Wild Nothing - Gemini
Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
Prince - Piano & A Microphone 1983
Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Derelicts
ROKH - Datcha Mandala
Thom Yorke - Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)


OCTOBER
2018

FILMS
Mulholland Drive
Spirited Away
Idiots & Angels

MUSIC
Wild Nothing - Gemini
Roosevelt - Young Romance
All Them Witches - ATW
The Third Sound - All Tomorrow's Shadows
Steven Wilson - Get All You Deserve
Marillion - Somewhere Else
Lights & Motion - Chronicle

Florist - The Birds Sang Outside
Beach House - Devotion
Riverside - Wasteland
Lush - Desire Lines
Lush - Lovelife
Cocteau Twins - Teasure
Cocteau Twins - Victorialand
Indica Blues - Ruins on the Shore
Rameses B - Spacewalk
Rameses B - Spacewalk II: Zero Gravity
Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
Soft Machine - Hidden Details


SEPTEMBER
2018

FILMS
Vertigo
Suspiria
Princess Mononoke

MUSIC
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
Nosound - Scintilla
Scott Walker - Scott 4
Galaxie 500 - On Fire
PinkFloyd - Animals
RPWL - RPWL Plays Pink Floyd
Altamont - Prayer for the Soul
Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
David Gilmour - On an Island

Ian Brown - Golden Greats
Keane - Under the Iron Sea
TesseracT - Nocturne
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Ian Brown - Music of the Spheres
Night Verses - From the Gallery of Sleep
Lights & Motion - Dear Avalanche
Tim Bowness & Peter Chilvers - California Norfolk
Julia Jean-Baptiste - Julia Jean-Baptiste EP
Mansun - Attack of the Grey Lantern
Riverside - Eye of the Soundscape
Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts
Ulrich Schnauss - No Further Ahead Than Today
Trevor Something - Soulless Computer Boy and the Eternal Render


AUGUST
2018

GAMES
Castle Crashers

FILMS
Akira
Solaris (1972)
The World of Apu

MUSIC
My Bloody Valentine - MBV
Dominique Fils-Aimé - Nameless
Nao Katafuchi - Émergence
James - Living in Extraordinary Times
Idle Eyes - Bitter Work
Distances - Diableries
Steve Hackett - Voyage Of The Acolyte

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited II
Bloc Party - Intimacy
CTRL - 0009
Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
Woodes - Golden Hour
Beck - Guero
Frequency Drift - Personal Effects (Part One)
Frequency Drift - Personal Effects (Part Two)
Lights & Motion - Dear Avalanche
Soft Fangs - Fractures
Birch & Bright - A Waste of Time & Space
Synthspiria - 30 Years Later: An Akira Tribute
Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk - Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk
Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place


JULY
2018

GAMES
Plug & Play
The Stanley Parable

MUSIC
Natalia LaFourcade - Hasta la Raíz
A.R.Rahman - Between Heaven and Earth
The Beatles - Revolver
Genesis - Duke
God Is An Astronaut - Epitaph
Alice in Chains - Dirt
Jeff Rosenstock - POST-
Geowulf - Great Big Blue
King Crimson - Islands

Marillion - Brave
Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
Dead Man's Eyes - Words of Prey
Flunk - For Sleepyheads Only
Peter Hammill - From the Trees
Mike Oldfield - Return to Ommadawn
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love
Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Shearwater - Fellow Travelers
UNKLE - Never, Never, Land
Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night
Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow - Annihilation (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
And So I Watch You From Afar - The Endless Shimmering


JUNE
2018

GAMES
Forza Horizon

FILMS
I Love to Singa (1936)
Shutter (2004)
Paprika

MUSIC
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
Lunatic Soul - Under The Fragmented Sky
Gazpacho - Soyuz
Astrocade - Twilight Delight
Hammock - Columbus

Pete Yorn - musicforthemorningafter
Tom Misch - Geography
Amplifier - The Astronaut Dismantles HAL
Amplifier - Fractal
Johnny Jewel - Themes For Television
MGMT - Little Dark Age
Erika Wennerstrom - Sweet Unknown
Ananda Shankar - Ananda Shankar
Crozet - Running Time
Pond - The Weather
Solace Music - Diatribe
Snow Patrol - Wildness
Caudal - Fight Cry Fight
Cody ChesnuTT - My Love Divine Degree


MAY
2018

FILMS
12 Angry Men

GAMES
INSIDE
AER Memories of Old
Superflight

MUSIC
Steven Wilson - How Big the Space
David Bowie - Changestwobowie
Mastodon - The Hunter
Tesseract - Sonder

A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
Poets of the Fall - Clearview
Stellardrone - Sublime
Stellardrone - Invent the Universe
Stellardrone - A Moment of Stillness
Stellardrone - Echoes
Stellardrone - On a Beam of Light
Rival Consoles - Persona
LANY - Hot Lights
LANY - LANY
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Electric Dream Ecstasy


APRIL
2018

BOOKS
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Shreier

FILMS
Crumb (1994)

TV SERIES
Westworld

MUSIC
King Crimson - Islands
The Breeders - All Nerve
Mastodon - Blood Mountain
Mastodon - Leviathan
Tool - Ænima

David Bowie - Heathen
Low - Secret Name
Porcupine Tree - Shesmovedon (EP)
Mastodon - The Hunter
Persefone - Aathma
Keane - Strangeland
R.E.M. - Murmur
Genesis - Wind & Wuthering
Electric Light Orchestra - Time
Lacuna Coil - In A Reverie
Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere... (Live)
The Cinematic Orchestra - Motion
The Boxer Rebellion - Ghost Alive
Bohren & der Club of Gore - Black Earth


MARCH
2018

GAMES
INSIDE

FILMS
Thelma
Timecrimes
Limitless

MUSIC
Above & Beyond - Common Ground
Sunn O))) - Black One
Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
Stellardrone - Echoes

Stellardrone - A Moment of Stillness
Ager Sonus - Necropolis
Autumn Of Communion - Streams
Ihsahn Discography
Perturbator - Dangerous Days
Nyctophiliac - Nyctophilia
Electric Youth Discography
M83 Discography
Ty Segall Discography
Jeff Rosenstock - Worry
Shame - Songs of Praise


FEBRUARY
2018

FILMS
Lucky
Swiss Army Man
A Coffee in Berlin
Submarine
Calvary
Café de Flore
Laura (1944)
The Man Who Sleeps

MUSIC
Alcest - Kodama
Ben Lukas Boysen - Mother Nature
Akron/Family - Meek Warrior
The Beach Boys - All Summer Long
Bass Communion - Atmospherics
Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
Perfect Beings - Vier
ABBA - Arrival
Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle

Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars
Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
Balmorhea - Clear Language
Noorvik - Noorvik
Aimee Mann - Lost In Space
Above & Beyond - Sirens of the Sea
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky
The Album Leaf - A Chorus of Storytellers
Chromatics Discography
Ducktails Discography
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Take Them On, On Your Own
Ben Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano - Everything
Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures
Various Artists - Twin Peaks: Music From the Limited Event Series
Angels of Light - Everything Is Good Here / Please Come Home
David Locke - Twin Peaks: The Music In The Air, Revived


JANUARY
2018

GAMES
Firewatch
Pulse

TV SERIES
Black Mirror Season 4

MUSIC
Opeth - Deliverance
Laibach - Spectre
Sevdaliza - Ison
Opeth - Still Life
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Dream Theater - Awake
Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura
Marillion - Sounds That Can't Be Made

Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C.
Blonde Redhead - Misery Is A Butterfly
Blueneck - King Nine
Boards of Canada - Aquarius
Dream Theater - Octavarium
Foals - Total Life Forever
Lacuna Coil - Dark Adrenaline
Laura Marling - Short Movie
Azure Ray - Hold On Love
Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
Bass Communion - I
In This Moment - The Dream
Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Austin Wintory - Journey (Video Game Soundtrack)
Caravan - If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You


DECEMBER
2017

TV SERIES
Person of Interest
Black Mirror Season 4

MUSIC
Sigur Rós - Valtari
Lonely Robot - The Big Dream
Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser
Mogwai - Mr. Beast
ABBA - The Album
Dead Can Dance - Into the Labyrinth
Steven Wilson - Last Day of June (Soundtrack)
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes From A Memory

 

Hecq - Horror Vacui
Dead Can Dance - Aion
Puscifer - Conditions Of My Parole
Sigur Rós - Kveikur
Gaz Coombes - Here Come The Bombs
Dorena - About Everything and More
The Flower Kings - Banks of Eden
Sigur Rós - Valtari
Soft Machine - Bundles
Azure Ray - Burn and Shiver
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
John Foxx - In Mysterious Ways
The Temper Trap - Thick As Thieves


NOVEMBER
2017

TV SERIES
Rick & Morty
Stranger Things Season 2

MUSIC
Gerry Rafferty - City to City
Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
Lunatic Soul - Fractured
Opeth - Heritage
Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest
David Crosby - Sky Trails

UNKLE - Where Did The Night Fall
St. Vincent - Masseduction
Suuns - Images Du Futur
Tricky - Ununiform
Soft Machine - Bundles
Curved Air - Phantasmagoria
Nyctophiliac - Ill Side Of Town
Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliées...
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual
UNKLE - End Titles... Stories for Film
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers


OCTOBER
2017

FILMS
Berlin Syndrome
Baby Driver
Paris, Texas
Phase IV

TV SERIES
The Handmaid's Tale

BOOKS
George Orwell - 1984

MUSIC
XTC - Black Sea
Opeth - Watershed
Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
St. Vincent - Actor
We Lost The Sea - Crimea
White Moth Black Butterfly - Atone
The Underground Youth - Haunted
Aidan Knight - Versicolour
Blue October - History for Sale
Editors - An End Has A Start
Elsiane - Mechanics of Emotion
Prefab Sprout - Andromeda Heights
Public Service Broadcasting - The Race For Space


SEPTEMBER
2017

FILMS
Following
Dial M for Murder
Solaris (1972)
Hindi Medium
Stalker
Stay
The Jacket

TV SERIES
Twin Peaks (2017)

BOOKS
George Orwell - 1984

MUSIC
Ben Lukas Boysen - Restive
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Hecq - Conversions
Gong - Shamal
Laibach - Volk
Cult of Luna - Vertikal
Hans Zimmer - Dunkirk (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Focus - Hamburger Concerto
Soft Machine - Third
Curved Air - Second Album
Nyctophiliac - Dark Side of the Mental
Leprous - Malina
Hammock - Mysterium
Bjørn Riis - Forever Comes To An End
Max Richter - The Leftovers (TV Series Soundtrack)


AUGUST
2017

FILMS
Dunkirk
White God
Koyaanisqatsi
2001: A Space Odyssey

TV SERIES
Twin Peaks (2017)

BOOKS
Victor LaValle - Big Machine

MUSIC
Steven Wilson - To The Bone
David Bowie - The Next Day
Nine Inch Nails - Add Violence
Marillion - Marbles
Hamilton Leithauser - Black Hours
Cosmograf - The Hay-Man Dreams
Iron & Wine - Beast Epic
Passion Pit - Tremendous Sea of Love
Midori Takada - Through the Looking Glass
Kabbalah - Spectral Ascent
Big Black Delta - Trágame Tierra
Arcade Fire - Everything Now


JULY
2017

FILMS
Dead Ringers
Borgman
Closely Watched Trains
Seconds (1966)
Eyes Without A Face (1960)

TV SERIES
Twin Peaks (2017)

BOOKS
Victor LaValle - Big Machine

MUSIC
Ride - Weather Diaries
Secret Colours - Dream Dream
Solar Fields - Until We Meet The Sky
Ulver - ATGCLVLSSCAP
Arca - Mutant
Caravan - Waterloo Lily
The Who - Who's Next
Sunn O))) & Ulver - Terrestrials
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
No-Man - Schoolyard Ghosts
Makeup and Vanity Set - Charles Park Trilogy
Ulver With Tromsø Chamber Orchestra - Messe I.X-VI.X
Aidan Knight - Each Other
sleepmakeswaves - ...And So We Destroyed Everything
Tangerine Dream - The Seven Letters From Tibet


JUNE
2017

FILMS
Possession (1981)
2001: A Space Odyssey

DOCUMENTARIES
David Lynch: The Art Life

TV SERIES
Twin Peaks (2017)

BOOKS
The Complete Short Stories by Franz Kafka
You Are An Artist: A Practical Approach to Art by Fred Gettings
The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

MUSIC
Emma Ruth Rundle Discography
Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?
Gazelle Twin - Unflesh
Opeth - Morningrise
Johnny Jewel - Windswept
Sophie Hunger - Supermoon
Peter Gabriel - Passion
Kasabian - Velociraptor!
Au Revoir Simone Discography
Wardruna - Runaljod-Yggdrasil
Scott Walker - Tilt
Röyksopp - Junior
Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire
No-Man - Together We're Stranger
Moderat - II, III
Marillion - Somewhere Else


MAY
2017

GAMES
DiRT Rally

FILMS
Tenebre
Alien: Covenant

BOOKS
The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

MUSIC
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Slowdive - Slowdive
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Gorillaz - Humanz
Fovea Hex Discography
sleepmakeswaves - In Today Already Walks Tomorrow
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
Camel - Camel
Isildurs Bane & Steve Hogarth - Colours Not Found In Nature
Tangerine Dream - Franz Kafka: The Castle
Submotion Orchestra - Fragments
Procol Harum - Novum


APRIL
2017

GAMES
Zenge

FILMS
Train to Busan (Busanhaeng)
Nocturnal Animals

TV SERIES
Abstract - The Art of Design

MUSIC
Forest Swords - Engravings
Aidan Knight - Small Reveal
sleepmakeswaves - Made Of Breath Only
Kane Ikin - Modern Pressure
Tangerine Dream - Rubycon
Goldfrapp - Silver Eye
Ian Anderson - Homo Erraticus
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
Devin Townsend & Ché Aimee Dorval - Casualties Of Cool
Max Richter - Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works


MARCH
2017

FILMS
Lion
Moonlight
Au Hasard Balthazar
Under the Shadow

MUSIC
The Who - Quadrophenia
Fishbach - A Ta Merci
Robin Foster - Empyrean
Cosmosquad - The Morbid Tango
Tim Bowness - Lost In The Ghost Light


FEBRUARY
2017

FILMS
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Always Shine
Han Gong-ju
Baraka
The Blackcoat's Daughter

SHORT FILMS
EPOCH by Ash Thorp

MUSIC
Camel - Mirage
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon
Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink
David Bowie - The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
Röyksopp - The Understanding
Peter Gabriel - Car, Scratch, Melt, Security
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972
Rush - 2112

Jon Anderson - Song of Seven
Fish - Internal Exile
Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow
John Frusciante - The Empyrean
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
No-Man - Flowermouth
The Beatles - With the Beatles
Yes - Fragile
Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring
Genesis - Foxtrot
Mew - No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry, They Washed Away
Angels of Light - We Were Alive!
Aphex Twin - ...I Care Because You Do
Vashti Bunyan - Heartleap
Tracey Thorn - Love and its Opposite
Sunn O))) - White1, White2
Prefab Sprout - Protest Songs
Tears for Fears - Everybody Loves A Happy Ending
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Spacegirl And Other Favorites
Henry Jackman - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Soundtrack)


JANUARY
2017

GAMES
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Papo & Yo

FILMS
The Handmaiden
Toni Erdmann
Samsara
Kubo and the Two Strings

BOOKS
Human, All Too Human by Friedrich Nietzsche

ART
Aesthetica Magazine: Issue 71, 72, 73 & 74

MUSIC
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Euclid

Ian William Craig - Centres
Tim Hecker - Love Streams
Rush - Hemispheres
Jethro Tull - Benefit
RPWL - Wanted
Brian Eno - The Ship
Jenny Hval - Viscera
Shearwater - Winged Life
Childish Gambino - "Awaken, My Love!"
The Dear Hunter - Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional
Aaron Parks - Alive In Japan
Squarepusher - Feed Me Weird Things
Marillion - Fugazi
Deftones - Koi No Yokan
No-Man - Loveblows & Lovecries - A Confession
Angels of Light - How I Loved You
Michael Gira - Somniloquist


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