A DMCA-friendly playlist, played daily on stream by dinossindgeil. Featuring artists like: The Midnight • Magic Sword • Kid Quill • PRIZM • The 8-Bit Big Band • Droid Bishop • Kalax
Chill beats to calm the mind; featuring my favourite electronic, ambient and deep house tracks. Updated bi-weekly | reach-out: @kiskadee__. Featuring artists like Jamie XX • Bonobo • Kiskadee • Four Tet • Tourist • Caribou • Bicep • Weval
There’s music on this list that’s there to help production – to provide an energetic accompaniment to your writing or typing – the tracks are not terribly reflective – they’re there to help an existing idea manifest.
But what if you don’t have the idea? What if your muscle memory is all warmed up and ready to go but nothing’s coming out? How do you write your essay then?
One of the things I’m always looking out for on the essay writing list is repeatability – for tracks that you can put on a loop and then lose yourself for an hour – or longer. It’s why the tracks on this list skew much longer in length than your average 3 minute song…
Sometimes all you need is the repetition.
I’ve written about this several times on the playlist – about the psychology of music – about expectation and dopamine and audio hacking and all those things that make music an effective tool for getting shit done, particularly in the creative writing space…