Music to Escape Reality — March 2021
the cinematic score to your psychological journey with Matt Jenko
featuring artists like
Yotto • Lastlings • Bonobo • KUČKA • Emancipator • MVCA • ODESZA • Nyxen • IHF • Eli & Fur • RÜFÜS DU SOL • CloZee • Tourist • Nora En Pure • Durante • Octo Octa
To escape isnʼt to run away. To escape is to allow the mind a vacation, space to relax and recalibrate. Those with a healthy appreciation of the fantastical are better able to handle the material, and if travel broadens the mind, just imagine what unbridled escapism can do!
Music to Escape Reality is the cinematic score to your psychological journey. Each piece of music has been chosen for the richness of its auditory landscape, the vividness with which it depicts the rolling planes of the imagination, and for its potential to guide you as you suspend disbelief.
This playlist is a portal to disengage with what is real and explore the infinite unknown, because to escape isnʼt to run away.
To escape is to be free.
the cinematic score — march 2021
Tarantia — Yotto*
Lolita Express — Roslyn
No Time - RÜFÜS DU SOL Remix — Lastlings, RÜFÜS DU SOL
Rivali — Orange and Mountains
Pharaoh Dunes — Emancipator, 9 Theory
Neon Jungle — CloZee
Overthinking Rain — Pierce Fulton, Noosa
Heartbreak — Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Lost — Giolì & Assia, Mahmut Orhan
Stay (Warm Edit) — Elkka
Maia — Durante
Apollo — Tourist*
Sumatra — Nora Van Elken
Amazonia — CloZee
Wild — Hideouts
Serene — Bon-Psy, Visco City
I Might As Well Live In A Hotel Room — MVCA, maybealice
Kerala — Bonobo
Is It Love — Nyxen
BLINE — BRONSON, ODESZA, Golden Features
You're so High — Eli & Fur
Be Good — HAAi
All You Need — IHF
clarity — vivaellipsis, har:low*
I Want You (feat. braev) — Yotto, braev
Monsoon — Nora En Pure
Where Are We Going? Pt. 2 — Octo Octa
Kyoto — Bonsaye
Ascension — KUČKA
Sunrise or Sunset — Xanika
Secret bonus: K O — Moogasaurus
If you find my work valuable, or you just really like my taste in music, then you can pay what you feel to support me on this journey. That's really all there is to it! Your support means I can focus more energy in this space, and continue the psychodynamic odyssey. All support is appreciated equally & emphatically
the curator — matt jenko
Hi my name is Matt, but my friends call me Matt. I’m on the wrong side of 29 (damn I hate it every time I have to update that number), definitely feeling my age, but never felt happier and more content than I do at this point in my life. I’ve been through some rocky patches (who hasn’t) and lived to tell the tale, and boy do I gots some stories.
When I’m not giving opinions absolutely nobody asked for, I’m doing a worldbuilding with my passion project, vivaellipsis. If you like offbeat nonsense delivered through immersive escapism, then go and get involved. Or don’t, I’m not telling you what to do. I’m not yer boss.
I’m a simple man with simple interests. I like Yorkshire tea, the sound of rain on the window, and a bloody good story.
9 August 2021
What today’s insight has granted me is the knowledge that if you don’t check in on yourself, you’ll lose touch with yourself. You’ll become unfamiliar with each other, and it feels very strange. I honestly think this is what it means to feel out of sorts.
27 May 2021
The cinematic score to your psychological journey with Matt Jenko. Featuring artists like: Bonobo • Yotto • Emancipator • CamelPhat • ODESZA • Carpenter Brut • Tinlicker • Four Tet • Jacques Greene • Tchami • RÜFÜS DU SOL
17 March 2021
We don’t like feeling like we can just force ourselves to adopt values. For me to want to be compassionate, to want to manifest in a particular way, a way that is kind and free of judgement or bitterness, is not what feeds the ego.