…and without further ado, here’s the freshly-minted eighth volume of Songs from the Eden Cycle, the official playlists of the Mendaihu Universe! These are mostly from new releases that have been getting heavy play here in Spare Oom including Love in the Void by Hammock, After the Magic by Parannoul, plus a few classic tracks from New Order and Wire that I’ve been listening to as well.
It’s definitely a more shoegazey, post-rocky, electronicky mix than I’m used to, but it definitely fits the mood of MU4 so far. Hope you enjoy it!
The story continues next Monday when friends have an incredibly busy and ultimately life-changing day over the next couple of chapters! (Sorry for the delay, but the story will flow so much better without a pesky weekend in the way, heh.)
In the meantime, here’s the mixtape that I created at the start of writing this novel back in the spring of 2018. It features a lot of songs from that era with a few oddities mixed in. I tried to pick out music that would fit each major character, with a few songs that would fit as ‘soundtrack’ music for the Studio Ghibli-produced movie of this story that lives rent-free in my head. Hope you enjoy it!
The Sound of Arrows, ‘(Opening Titles)’
The Sound of Arrows, ‘Stay Free’
U2, ‘Get Out of Your Own Way’
Ra Ra Riot, ‘Water’
Elbow, ‘Firebrand & Angel’
Gang of Youths, ‘What Can I Do If the Fire Goes Out?’