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If fire symbolises passion, then water is the element of sensuality. Its flux and flow, ebb and oscillation, that so intensely resemble the turbulent sensations of desire. Mike Cooper’s ‘The Drowned World’ is a homage to submerged cities in the South Pacific. During the monsoon season, and due to rising sea levels, Bangkok becomes utterly engulfed with torrents streaming through shops floors and houses, coursing onto the streets. From liquid depths to acrid urban landscapes – The Cactus Blossoms’ ‘Queen Of Them All’ is a low slung country ballad, basking under the hot sun. The ultimate gothic cowboy, Nick Cave collaborates with string virtuoso Warren Ellis unleashing themes of love, loss and unwavering devotion. Before Ak’chamel transports us to far West Texas, to the blazing heat of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Playlist by: Loes Verstappen

  • 01 The Drowned World (Jalan Batu After Rain) - Mike Cooper
  • 02 Into the Light - Marisa Anderson
  • 03 Honey Dew - Jimmy Carter and the Dallas County Green
  • 04 Where We Lived - Brian Eno and Jah Wobble
  • 05 Sky-Man and the Moon - David Campbell
  • 06 Fire Medicine Man - Bobby Lee
  • 07 Queen of Them All - The Cactus Blossoms
  • 08 Man! Turn Me Loose - Boots Gilbert
  • 09 No Safety Zone - Ry Cooder
  • 10 Cry Baby Cry - Hollins and Starr
  • 11 Road to Banyon - Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
  • 12 Dark Hat - Ak'chamel, The Ecstatic Brotherhood of Nux Vomica
  • 13 He Is Hanging by His Shiny Arms, His Heart an Open Wound with Love - Jozef van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch
  • 14 Proud Sorrow - David Axelrod
  • 15 Tshekuan Mak Tshetutamak - Groupe Folklorique Montagnais
  • 16 The American Way of Love (Part I-III) (excerpt) - The United States Of America