Magic Circle

Magic Circle (Aladdin fights the demons of Wak-Wak with his magic lamp)

This is one of a series of compilations I’ve been making since 2004 (around the time of my birthday) featuring some of my favorite recent indie music.  This year, for the first time, I did a second, less pop-oriented, compilation (this one), with avant-garde jazz, classical, rap, and other sounds.  All songs from 2017.

The more pop-oriented comp is called Not Today Satan, also on this website and on Mixcloud.

Click the link below to stream the compilation; the songlist follows.


1. Mike “Hunger”
2. Nicole Mitchell “Dance of Many Hands”
3. Richard Dawson “Weaver”
4. Sam Amidon “Warren”
5. House and Land “The Day is Past and Gone”
6. Les Filles de Illighadad “Eghass Malan”
7. Armand Hammer (prod. August Fanon) “Overseas [epilogue]”
8. Open Mike Eagle “(How Could Anybody) Feel at Home”
9. Kikagaku Moyo “In a Coil”
10. Jaimie Branch “theme 002”
11. Penguin Cafe “Ricercar”
12. Andrew Wasylyk “Under High Blue Skies”
13. Portland State Chamber Choir (director Ethan Sperry; composer Ēriks Ešenvalds) “Rivers Of Light”
14. GVSU New Music Ensemble (composer Daniel Rhode) “dearest rewinder these”
15.  Víkingur Ólafsson (composer Philip Glass) “Étude No. 9”
16. Robert Stillman “Portal 1”
17. Wooden Wand “Mood Indica (Reprise)”

April 16, 2018

(Cover image is by Lotte Reiniger from the Adventures of Prince Achmed.)

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