Playlists

Playlists

MUSIC FOR LIFE

MUSIC FOR LIFE

ALL THE PLAYLISTS

Throughout the book I talk about the types and styles of music that can help with different areas of your life, or whatever activities you’re doing.

Much is down to personal taste, but here are example playlists for a few of the areas covered in the book. Use them as a jumping off point to create your own.

You can link through to Spotify to listen to all the playlists here

EXERCISE RECOVERY

Research shows that listening to very slow music for 20-30 minutes after a workout helps you cool down and control the body’s cortisol levels – our fight or flight stress hormone.

A selection of extreme chill-out and natural sounds is prescribed; some examples for starters below. Go to the full playlist on Spotify here

An Ending, An Ascent – Brian Eno
To Heal – Underworld
Kokning – Bjorn Torske
Daydream – Nitin Sawhney
Spring 1 – Max Richter, Vivaldi

MAKE TIME PASS QUICKER

Slow music in a minor key has been proven to slow down our perception of time, and therefore make real time feel like it’s passing more quickly.

A selection of melancholic music could make an hour seem like forty minutes. Some ideas below. More on the full Spotify playlist here

Heartbeats – José Gonzales
Playground Love – Air
At the River – Groover Armada
A Calf Born in Winter – Khruangbin
Noa – Amon Tobin
Black Sands - Bonobo

PRODUCTIVITY, FOCUS, COLLABORATION

Raising the sound level in a room with a little background hubbub has many beneficial effects. People feel more easy to talk to strangers; you can concentrate better; have better memory recall for what you’ve worked on; and you’ll make less mistakes.

The sound has to be at a continuous, reasonably low volume (around 65db is the recommended level), constantly evolving with no repetition, and include no jarring loud standout sounds.

There’s a playlist on the Sense Soundcloud page to play while you potter.

Or try these...

CREATIVITY, DINING & DREAMS

Evocative sounds transport you to far off places, conjuring nostalgic memories and strong emotions. All of which can help you think more creatively; enhance the flavour of a dish or drink; even guide your dreams.

 

IMMERSIVE CINEMA AT HOME

In the book I explore the ways to make all home experiences more multi-sensory. If you’re sitting down to one of the sensory cinema ideas in the book, here are some matching playlists I found. But this is all about fun and exploration. Get creative and make everything you do a multi-sensory experience.

For The Great Gatsby, you might want a playlist of trad jazz to pair with your dirty martinis. Try this one

Or follow the anachronistic vibe of the Baz Lurman version with this selection. Here

For The Godfather, you just need the soundtrack Here

Or, for other gangster flicks, a collection of Doo-Wop and rock n roll a la GoodFellas and Casino. Here

Pulp Fiction’s use of popular music, rather than score is so iconic that any track puts you in the film immediately upon hearing it. Here

WINE LIST PLAYLISTS

One of the revelations that I came to early in my career, is that sound and music can change flavour.

And one of the best applications of such knowledge, is that you can create a perfect playlist of music to compliment and enhance a glass of wine. Research has shown that matching the emotional content of a song to a relative wine – like a zingy fresh white with Blondie – can enhance the flavour by around 25%.

Beyond the ‘vibe’ of a track, you can get really into music and wine pairing when you think about the types of sounds and instrumentation used, the rhythm and pitch, the production.

Every nuanced element will help accentuate certain tastes and flavours. And so, by understanding the science; plus a bit of instinctual judgement thrown in, you can create the perfect winelist/playlist to get the best out of your bottle.

Here are, as outlined in the book, my suggested playlists for light and full bodied red and white wines. The choices lean toward my musical taste of course, but I’ve tried to keep them broad enough. Use them as inspiration and a jumping off point to create your own. All the detail you need is in the book. You can link through to Spotify to listen to all the playlists here

LIGHT WHITE

Sauvignon Blanc, Gruner Veltliner, Muscadet, Albariño etc.

Go straight to the playlist on Spotify here

Wordy Rappinghood – Tom Tom Club
Heart Of Glass – Blondie
Too Young – Phoenix
Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music
Everything Now – Arcade Fire
Roxanne – The Police
I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Older – Parcels
Rip It Up – Orange Juice

FULL WHITE

Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon etc.

Go straight to the playlist on Spotify here

Mykonos – Fleet Foxes
A Trick Of The Light – Villagers
The Air That I Breath – The Hollies
White Gloves – Khruangbin
Cosmic Dancer – T. Rex
You’re So Cool – Johnathan Bree
My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
Baby – Ariel Pink
I Feel Like Loving You Today – Donald Byrd
Fooled Around And Fell In Love – Elvin Bishop

LIGHT RED

Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cinsault etc.

Go straight to the playlist on Spotify here

This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads
More That This – Roxy Music
You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
Right – David Bowie
Get It Up For Love – Ned Doherty
Silly Love Songs – Wings
Cape Cod KwassaKwassa – Vampire Weekend
Do It Again – Steely Dan
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
This Is Reggae Music – Zap Pow

FULL RED

Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah etc.

Go straight to the playlist on Spotify here

Heart Attack & Vine – Tom Waits
The Same Old Shit – Micah P. Hinson
Bonnie & Clyde – Bridget Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg
The Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash
I Stand Corrected – Vampire Weekend
Held – Smog
The Waters of My Mind – Richard Hawley
Heartbeats – The Knife
Vitamin C – Can
A Horse With No Name – America

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For enquiries related to the book, contact Jon Wood
Otherwise send an email to hello@sensebook.co.uk
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For enquiries related to the book, contact Jon Wood
Otherwise send an email to hello@sensebook.co.uk
Visit sensoryexperiences.co.uk for projects

For enquiries related to the book, contact Jon Wood
Otherwise send an email to hello@sensebook.co.uk
Visit sensoryexperiences.co.uk for projects

For enquiries related to the book, contact Jon Wood
Otherwise send an email to hello@sensebook.co.uk
Visit sensoryexperiences.co.uk for projects

For enquiries related to the book, contact Jon Wood
Otherwise send an email to hello@sensebook.co.uk
Visit sensoryexperiences.co.uk for projects