Laura Misch curates an atmospheric playlist of tracks she’s been listening to on the road
Welcome back to Selections, a series of artist-curated playlists from those in the know.
Laura Misch listens closely to the natural world, allowing the patterns and rhythms of the world around us – from the innate to the incalculable – to inform her shimmering sound, which combines pop, electronic and jazz together with the lightest of touches. Misch’s debut album, Sample the Sky, is prime evidence of this. Released last month, the intimate record, with all its billowing melodies and unhurried stylings, was billed as an “enchanting journey through London’s wild edgelands”. One that brought together not only Misch and her organic-rooted impulses, but the artist and a sprawling cast of collaborators, too; painters and dancers, tapestry makers to co-producer William Arcane.
For Selections, Misch centres her choices around the music she’s been plugging into while out on the road, for a headline tour in support of the album. “Mostly on long trains and in the sky,” she expands, “so there’s lots of evolving ambient instrumentals to soundtrack shifting landscapes in there, tracks with ASMR and sound textures, percussion-heavy songs and some really beautiful folk-esque choral inspired music.”
Sample the Sky is out now via One Little Independent Records. Laura Misch plays Strange Brew, Bristol, on 7 December