Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 3, #37: Gabriel Birnbaum

I am soaked to the bone, wandering aimlessly through flooded streets and ready to melt into the next fire that catches my eye. Something like that, anyway. Every time I put on Gabriel Birnbaum’s Nightwater | All the Dead Do is Dream, I am misty and romantic, ready to saunter under the midnight glass. Each instrumental phrase is steeped in fading clarity, drawn with a dull point so everything blends together just. Anthems for the ways we never were, the places that only existed in the glimmer of an eye, all wrapped up in magnetic tape like a woozy cowboy lost at sea.

Nightwater | All the Dead Do is Dream is out now on Western Vinyl (including a super limited cassette run!), and this mix from Birnbaum keeps the fires lit until next year. Breathe it in, friends.


Dinah Washington – September in the Rain
Kolumbo – Evening Time
Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer – By Foot, By Sea
Ben Lamar Gay – Oh Great Be the Lake
Kafari – Way of the Intercepting Fist
David Michael Moore – Cottonwood Night Coming Down
Eiko Ishibashi – Drive My Car (Hiroshima)
Maxine Funke – Lucky Penny
Bill Frisell – 858-7
Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille – O’Donnell’s Camp
Billy Woods & Mike Ladd – Christine
Stephen Steinbrink – Poured Back in the Stream
Moon Mullins – Drops
Scree – Half-Death
Branko Mataja – Tebi Majko Misli Lete
Sandy Denny – A Little Bit of Rain (Home Recording 1967)
Andrew Scott Young, Ryan Jewell, Ryley Walker – Childers
Lynn Avery & Cole Pulice – Plantwood (Day)
The Innocence Mission – On Your Side
Wilco – More Like the Moon
Jeff Parker – Flour of Fur
Alice Coltrane – Jai Ramachandra
Luiz Bonfa – Sambolero

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