Music to Be Human
find a deeper meaning with sean arison
featuring artists like
The Mountain Goats, Modest Mouse, Duster, Slint, Bibio, Sibylle Baier, Grateful Dead, Bo Diddley, Gabrielle Zwi
The most meaningful memories, friendships, periods, and songs that I have experienced throughout my life have always seemed to possess a warm, indescribable glow. This playlist is about capturing songs which not only express an emotion but speak to the heart in a way which the brain has no hold to.
In compiling Music To Be Human I will be choosing to publish songs with a purpose, a deeper meaning, and an ability to emotionally transport the listener to a world of depth within their heart they seem to have had forgotten but had never thrown away.
This playlist is not genre specific and is open to any songs that promote their ineffable humanity, from lo-fi folk to atmospheric drone. If you’ve come to listen, dive in, hopefully some words and chords will speak to you!
If you’ve come to submit a track, thank you and I’m all ears!
“Instant Karma” – John Lennon
24 May 2021
What in the world you thinking of Laughing in the face of love What on earth you tryin’ to do It’s up to you, yeah you
“Ballad of a Thin Man” – Bob Dylan
27 April 2021You walk into the room with your pencil in your hand You see somebody naked and you say, “Who is that man?” You try so hard but you don’t understand Just what you will say when you get home Because something is happening here but you don’t know what it is Do you, Mr. Jones?… View Article
“American Pie” by Don McLean
17 March 2021A long, long time ago I can still remember how that music Used to make me smile And I knew if I had my chance That I could make those people dance And maybe they’d be happy for a while But February made me shiver With every paper I’d deliver Bad news on the doorstep… View Article
“I Wont Hurt You” – The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
3 February 2021“I Won’t Hurt You” – The West Coast Art Pop Experimental Band “I’ve lost all my pride I’ve been to paradise And out the other side With no one to guide me Torn apart by a fire wheel inside me I wont hurt you I wont hurt you I wont hurt you I wont hurt… View Article
“Girl Singing in the Wreckage” – Black Box Recorder
8 December 2020
The song brings the listener into watching post-calamitic sunrises and season changes through a window, soothingly, still sour.
I Saw The Bright Shinies – The Octopus Project
7 December 2020
As humans we go through countless, sometimes contradictory moods, emotions, and thoughts. This song seems to acknowledge, sooth, and recharge them. Listen to have your ears opened and existential remorse quelled.
Ahavat Olam – The Platt Brothers
16 November 2020
“Ahavat Olam” is a traditional Jewish prayer of peace, self worth and gratitude. Within its lyrics, it thematically sanctifies G-ds choice to give the Torah to the Jewish people.
Haenim -Kim Jung Mi
29 October 2020
Kim Jung Mi’s lyrics resonate with or without an understanding of Korean. The orchestration floats into its own world. The “la la”s of song’s B section seem to carry the listener off on a cloud into a bed of flowers.
From the song’s beautiful album cover to its transient chorus it is a breathtaking experience of humanity.
Dementia/Blue – Scott Garred
13 August 2020
“Close your eyes, and smile a little longer.” In his song “Dementia/Blue” Scott Garred composes a serenade to the warm smoke of withering dreams and failing memories. When one suffers from dementia, they slowly lose cognition, cohesion, and memory. Scott’s song delivers a catharsis onto the process of watching a loved one slowly mentally decay…
Going Nowhere – Be Good Boy
8 July 2020
In their latest release, LA band Be Good Boy makes going nowhere feel like going somewhere home deep inside…
We Have a Map of the Piano – múm
16 June 2020
“We Have a Map of the Piano” embraces the listener like a warm blanket. Múm mixes warm synths and found acoustics to sculpt a soundscape which makes the listener feel safe, awake, alive, and renewed…
I Lost Something in the Hills – Sibylle Baier
12 May 2020
“Every time I shed tears In the last past years
When I pass through the hills Oh, what images return
Oh, I yearn For the roots of the woods
That origin of all my strong and strange moods
I lost something in the hills I lost something in the hills”