Music to Escape Reality
the cinematic score to your psychological journey with Matt Jenko
featuring artists like
Yotto • CloZee • Emancipator • TSHA • Bonobo • HAAi • 9 Theory • Nora Van Elken • IHF • Jayda G • Tinlicker • Mary Mesk • Bon-Psy • Kučka
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.
18 February 2021
Somewhere along the way, the meaning changed. My name became synonymous with mockery, to the point where hearing it actually hurt.
17 February 2021
Here’s something you might not want to hear: nobody owes your their response.
16 February 2021
The feeling of drifting, of existing rather than living, as though life is merely happening to you and not with you, is probably one of the most unsettling experiences I’ve ever been through.
15 February 2021
My battle with sleep is a tale as old as time. If I want to fall asleep, I’m chronically awake. If I want to wake up, I’m an immovable, eternal entity.
14 February 2021
What makes a good artist? I think this is a much more helpful question than its more popular counterpart, ‘what makes good art?’
13 February 2021
I’ve long been fascinated by the acknowledgement of internalized negativity, by the idea that the authors of the narratives we grow up believing are not necessarily the Pulitzer prize-winners we assume them to be.
13 February 2021
Keeping a level head in the face of potential rejection. Oooh what a thorny topic this will be!
12 January 2021
The idea of having something beautiful and profoundly yours ripped away from you is probably the one thing that terrifies anyone in my position more than anything else.
20 December 2020
This is a bit of a mess of a piece. Think of it as a stream of consciousness, an examination of the pieces of thoughts that lie scattered about the ol’ mindscape.
24 November 2020
I think we all like feeling like we have a sanctuary that we can safely say is ‘ours’, a secure base from which we can derive a sense of consistency and control in spite of all the other uncertainty the world can and will offer us.