Foxy Digitalis Mix #31: William Fowler Collins

William Fowler Collins and I go way back. We were once labelmates on the legendary Type label and Collins did a memorable, dense tape for my old label, Digitalis. His last album, Field Music, was released on SIGE in 2018. Collins makes heavy music. It’s not just the sonic elements that weigh a ton, but there’s an emotional heft to his work that I have long connected with. His 5th solo album, Hallucinating Loss, will be released on vinyl sometime in 2022. co-released by his label, Western Noir, and Raven Chacon’s Sicksicksick label. It features Johanna Hedva, Maria Valentina Chirico, Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost (A Hawk and a Hacksaw), and Aaron Martin.

This mix connects to the themes present in Hallucinating Loss: loss, love, grief, fear, rebirth. Love songs for autumn, in a way. As the temperatures drop and the leaves turn, it’s been hitting the spot.


Reflections – Diana Ross & The Supremes
If You Go Away – Scott Walker
Burning of the Midnight Lamp – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Birds – Neil Young
Love Letters – Ketty Lester
Play With Fire – The Rolling Stones
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, “Symfonia piesni zalosnych” (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs): II. Lento e largo, Tranquillissimo – Henryk Górecki
The End – Sibylle Baier
Look On Down From The Bridge – Mazzy Star
Sea, Swallow Me – Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd
If You’d Been There – Bridget St John
Expecting to Fly – Buffalo Springfield
The Dolphins – Fred Neil
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – Roberta Flack
With Tomorrow – Gene Clark
To Love Somebody – Nina Simone
Sometimes – My Bloody Valentine
Horses In My Dreams – Pj Harvey
You’re a Big Girl Now – Bob Dylan
If You’re Gone – The Byrds
Rosemary – The Grateful Dead
Avalanche – Leonard Cohen
If – Pink Floyd
Keshava Murahara – Alice Coltrane

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