About this playlist
From Meccano to Legoland for me is above all things: movement, travel, destination and of course, a playlist made with a friend.
Musically it’s not afraid of being naive nor boasting about rocking out when it has to. Somehow I think that without intending to, a set of conclusions or answers in the form of songs came out. Songs that answer, not that ask if that were even possible.
And I believe that the reason for this lies in the title, which poses a duality of two realms. Of two different worlds.
Two worlds whose distance is smoothed by a superior understanding that dwells in the music and that destroys through its sensibility any kind of apparent duality throwing only one conclusion:
There is no Meccano, there is no Legoland.
It’s great hanging with friends you haven’t seen for years – there’s the easiness that comes from time spent in the past – a familiar groove that you both fall into and yet – because you haven’t seen them for so long – there’s so much to catch up on.
I’ve been listening to Vranko’s musical choices since 2017 – from Eric Satie to Dead Can Dance – his taste has always been eclectic – Music to a Strange Night is one of my favorite playlists. Over dinner in Barcelona in summer 2021 we agreed to trade tracks and see where it went.
The first track of a playlist is critical for setting the tone – I remember grinning when I heard Swing Slow’s Western Bolero as Buffalo Springfield’s For What It’s Worth immediately echoed back to me. From there it was a carefully curated journey through the decades, through the moods but always staying inside the indie, alternative, folkie, rocky kinda vibe – which really should be its own genre!
The title comes from the penultimate track on the playlist – I hadn’t heard The Housemartins since I left home in ’87 and was kinda astonished that Vranko would pull it out of his back pocket. When he suggested “From Meccano to Legoland” – two toys that teach people how to create – how to build – I grinned again and happily agreed.
About the Curators
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the Dark Forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top, they would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As the founder of musicto I’m on a mission to inspire a global audience of music lovers and artists through the development of people powered playlists.