Playlist – Rose Garden, 2AM: A Hallucination Infatuation

After listening to my favorite playlist Essential Oil Dimension on loop for nearly a year, I decided that a spiritual successor should come soon. And thus, we have ROSE GARDEN, 2AM. While it doesn’t have as much of a fleshed out universe in my head as the EOD, it at least has a concept around it. Plus really enjoyable music, at that, featuring artists like Angel Olsen, Nina Simone, Jessica Pratt, TOPS, Tirzah, Weyes Blood, Haruomi Hosono and more..

As the protagonist prepares for a night out, the scent of roses wafts in from their open window. They look outside and see a shadowy figure standing on the street below, looking up at their window, before walking off into the night. Intrigued but still set on sticking to the plan set about by your group of friends for the rest of the night, they embark on an odyssey of parties.

Despite talking to many interesting people that they at least partially fancy, the protagonist keeps sensing the presence of roses surrounding them, submerging them into a sweet, haunting fragrance. They abandon their group of friends to search for the source of the smell, bringing up feelings of excitement of a potential new love interest, but likewise digging up old memories of their love’s past. The protagonist is led through the nocturnal landscape, through different bars and house parties, meeting different characters along the way, but being narrowly evaded by the alluring figure all the while, slowly succumbing to some sort of love-crazed madness.

I don’t have the rest of the story all parsed out, but I’m sure with those building blocks, plus with the aid of the music, you can write your own end to the story. Or imagine your own story altogether. I want the sequence of the music to envelop you, bringing you into its universe and letting all previous worries and concerns to the wayside.

ROSE GARDEN, 2AM – THE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

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  1. Jessica Pratt – “Opening Night”
  2. Broadcast – “Come On Let’s Go”
  3. DIANA – “Born Again”
  4. Laura Groves – “Dream Story”
  5. Arthur Russell – “That’s Us/Wild Combination”
  6. TOPS – “Way To Be Loved”
  7. Chris Cohen – “Edit Out”
  8. Mega Bog – “Diary of a Rose – Edit”
  9. Destroyer – “Savage Night at the Opera”
  10. Mulatu Astatke – “Tezeta (Nostalgia)”
  11. Julia Holter – “Feel You”
  12. Kadhja Bonet – “Honeycomb”
  13. Tirzah – “Gladly”
  14. Bernice – “One Garden”
  15. Pure X – “Starlight”
  16. Angel Olsen – “Those Were The Days”
  17. Men I Trust – “Show Me How”
  18. Kikagaku Moyo – “Nazo Nazo”
  19. Nina Simone – “Baltimore”
  20. Nu Guinea – “‘A Voce ‘E Napule”
  21. James Mason – “Sweet Power, Your Embrace”
  22. Art Feynman – “Slow Down”
  23. Kali Uchis – “Tyrant (feat. Jorja Smith)”
  24. Tim Maia – “Está Difícil De Esquecer”
  25. Maze & Frankie Beverly – “Twilight – Instrumental”
  26. Cave – “San’ Yago”
  27. Chris Cohen – “Optimist High”
  28. Astronauts, etc. – “The Border”
  29. Dorothy Ashby – “The Look Of Love”
  30. The Avalanches – “If I Was A Folkstar”
  31. Deerhoof – “Midnight, The Stars and You”
  32. Magnétophonique – “Awakening”
  33. Les Baxter – “Oasis of Dakhla”
  34. Kadhja Bonet – “Joy”
  35. Babes – “ATMO”
  36. Gold Celeste – “You and I”
  37. Virna Lindt – “Underwater Boy”
  38. Y La Bamba – “Lightning Storms”
  39. Cornelia Murr – “Man On My Mind”
  40. Julia Holter – “This Is a True Heart”
  41. Laure Briard – “Marin solitaire”
  42. Jerry Paper – “Grey Area (feat. Weyes Blood)”
  43. Kevin Krauter – “Keep Falling In Love”
  44. Ava Luna – “PRPL”
  45. Mr Twin Sister – “Blush”
  46. Sade – “Is It a Crime”
  47. Art Of Noise – “Moments In Love”
  48. Mr Twin Sister – “Set Me Free”
  49. NADINE – “Plinth”
  50. Prefab Sprout – “Knock On Wood”
  51. Washed Out – “Before”
  52. Girma Hadgu – “Ené Alantchi Alnorem (I Can’t Live Without You)”
  53. Antena – “Seaside Weekend”
  54. Hand Habits – “Nite Life”
  55. Weyes Blood – “Everyday”
  56. Todd Rundgren – “Hello It’s Me”
  57. Drugdealer – “The End Of Comedy (feat. Weyes Blood)
  58. Emitt Rhodes – “With My Face On The Floor”
  59. Haruomi Hosono – “Boku Wa Chotto”
  60. Bobb Trimble – “One Mile From Heaven”
  61. SALES – “Getting It On”
  62. TOPS – “The Hollow Sound of the Morning Chimes”
  63. Men I Trust – “Seven”
  64. Gerry Rafferty – “Right Down the Line”
  65. Drugdealer – “Fools”
  66. Nagisa Ni Te – “On The Beach”
  67. The Durutti Column – “Tomorrow – Live Version”
  68. Connan Mockasin – “Les Be Honest”
  69. Colin Blunstone – “Caroline Goodbye”
  70. Angel Olsen – “Woman”
  71. Jessica Pratt – “Aeroplane”
  72. Arthur Russell – “Our Last Night Together”
  73. Helado Negro – “Running”
  74. Supreme Jubilees – “It’ll All Be Over”
  75. Amen Dunes – “Splits Are Parted”

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