Music to accompany sunrise, after being out all night
August 12, 2012 10:06 PM   Subscribe

Searching for "sunrise" sets, albums, and songs: powerful and restorative music to cap an adventure or an epic night.

The main purpose is to make a roadtrip soundtrack for the journey home after Burning Man. I suppose I'm imagining some kind of powerful/beautiful midtempo trance as the stereotype, but there's no reason to restrict it to this. Could be bluegrass or reggae or Bjork or anything else at all. In general there needs to be some kind of soulful, restorative quality to the music, and this is about the only way I'm able to describe what I'm after. Open to any recommendations. Full-length albums or DJ sets would be ideal.
posted by PercussivePaul to Media & Arts (35 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
Tortoise "Millions Now Living Will Never Die"
Mew "No More Stories"
posted by at the crossroads at 10:09 PM on August 12, 2012

Halcyon & On & On is canonical, if you haven't already been playing it on repeat since the Orbital thread.
posted by en forme de poire at 10:09 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

I love the flow of the Beatles' Abbey Road album, in order, with Octopus' Garden & Maxwell's Silver hammer removed
posted by tilde at 10:26 PM on August 12, 2012

Here are some other random bits that come to mind.

Continuing in the EDM vein but going more jungly, LTJ Bukem might be a solid choice.

Meanwhile, in a different universe: The Books. Particularly The Lemon of Pink. Particularly Tokyo and A True Story of a Story of True Love.

Also: Fennesz. I linked Caecelia, off Endless Summer -- chills every time.
posted by en forme de poire at 10:31 PM on August 12, 2012 [2 favorites]

Enigma's Following the Sun immediately came to mind, the epic finale of the album Voyageur.
posted by datarose at 11:40 PM on August 12, 2012

The dj/remixer Pumpkin's sunrise sets are quite beloved around my part of the dance music community.
posted by flaterik at 11:44 PM on August 12, 2012

Probably just a personal thing, but I think this song for me, will always be Good Feeling by the Violent Femmes.

Just driving down the mountain as the sun come up, and it is all still ok, and better, as I get a little more sober, and even if a few of us are bleeding, or will never kiss again.
posted by St. Sorryass at 12:07 AM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]

Also Devo, Gut Feeling
posted by St. Sorryass at 12:12 AM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

And Plaid, New Family.

Sorry, if I am going to post anymore I will consolidate into a single answer.
posted by St. Sorryass at 12:21 AM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

Heliosphan (Aphex Twin)
Teach Me How To Fight (Junior Boys)
Lost In The World (Kanye West)
Don’t Change (INXS)
10,000 Days Wings for Marie part 2 (Tool)
Good Morning, Captain (Slint)
The Last Lighthouse Keeper (Transit Kings, an Alex Paterson project)
Born Slippy (Underworld)
Chain Gang (Sam Cooke)
Major Tom (Peter Schilling)
Papua New Guinea (Future Sound Of London)
posted by migurski at 12:30 AM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

I like the Tortoise suggestion - personally my choice would be their 2004 album It's All Around You.

2 more suggestions, just off the top of my headiPod:
Isis' In The Absence Of Truth
Daniel Lanois' Belladonna
posted by mannequito at 12:50 AM on August 13, 2012

Gorecki (Lamb, Global Communication remix)
Is That What Everybody Wants (Cliff Martinez, Solaris soundtrack)
Unrecorded (M83)
Young and Foolish (Netsky)
Little Fluffy Clouds (The Orb)
posted by migurski at 1:03 AM on August 13, 2012

My first instinct was Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. But then, I realized the song in my head was actually The Gash off of The Soft Bulletin, which may be, dare I say it, even better Lips for your purposes.
posted by knile at 1:07 AM on August 13, 2012

I feel like this type of music can be really personal, and might be determined to an extent by what you were in to between age 16 and 23. But here's what I would stock up on:

Explosions in the sky
Boards of Canada
Television's Marquee Moon
Radiohead's kid a and ok computer
Weezer's blue album
Aphex twin's druqks
posted by mosessis at 2:35 AM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]
posted by DJ Broken Record at 3:13 AM on August 13, 2012

Brian Eno's "An Ending (Ascent)", from Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks, seems to me a perfect example of what you have in mind.

Have fun at the event.
posted by Egg Shen at 5:20 AM on August 13, 2012

"Light and Day" by Polyphonic Spree is joyful.

"Wondering Where The Lions Are" by Bruce Cockburn is contemplative and hopeful (and may be good if you have some slightly unpleasant shit go down, because the vibe is more "we made it through the night and everything's okay now").
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:38 AM on August 13, 2012

Brian Eno - Music for Airports and Neroli
Sonic Boom (of Spacemen 3) - Spectrum
Seconding Boards of Canada and Tortoise's "DJed"
posted by porn in the woods at 5:45 AM on August 13, 2012

M83 - lower your eyelids to die with the sun.
posted by empath at 6:07 AM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]

Vapour Trail - Ride
Touched - V.A.S.T
Desperate Kingdom of Love (album version) - PJ Harvey
In a Big Country - Big Country
Doused Died Pretty
Sunshine - 78 Saab
posted by h00py at 6:49 AM on August 13, 2012

Great stuff!

I would just put on Tame Impala's Innerspeak and hit the gas.
posted by Paris Elk at 6:52 AM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

Oldie but goodie:

Heart of the Sunrise - Yes
posted by kindall at 7:01 AM on August 13, 2012

I would heartily endorse the Ochre and Tame Impala suggestions, adding First Communion Afterparty, "2CB," Fuck Buttons, "Surf Solar," and the obligatory Boards of Canada, "Dayvan Cowboy."
posted by Sonny Jim at 7:18 AM on August 13, 2012

Rachel's - A French Galleasse (with surprisingly fitting Galactica footage)
Ida - Everythintg, really, but Maybelle springs to mind.
Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to Last Temptation of Christ - Passion.
posted by dirtdirt at 7:21 AM on August 13, 2012

Phil Ochs - "Morning"
Crooked Fingers - "Sunday Morning Coming Down" (Kris Kristofferson)
posted by ifjuly at 7:50 AM on August 13, 2012

Peaceful, and definitely relevant to sunrise:

The Cinematic Orchestra: Dawn.
posted by Decani at 9:25 AM on August 13, 2012

Thanks everyone! So much to go through. Will mark my favourites with best answers after I've had a chance to listen.
posted by PercussivePaul at 12:01 PM on August 13, 2012

Mahler, Symphony No. 7, 4th movement: Nachtmusik

One of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written IMHO
posted by jockc at 12:43 PM on August 13, 2012

The video for BoC's 'Dayvan Cowboy' is also spectacular, and full of science and wonder.
posted by FatherDagon at 1:25 PM on August 13, 2012 [2 favorites]

Ananda Project - Cascades of Colour. Will make your heart soar.
posted by Shebear at 4:14 PM on August 13, 2012

Light Through The Veins by Jon Hopkins reminds me of the golden fingers of dawn appearing over the horizon.
posted by Rufus T. Firefly at 2:44 AM on August 14, 2012

This too...Sleepless Dream by Hiroshi Watanabe.
posted by Rufus T. Firefly at 3:33 AM on August 14, 2012

Still working my way through these but thanks again. Will follow-up.
posted by PercussivePaul at 9:05 AM on August 21, 2012

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