As part of our Artist Playlist series, Elliot Moss has provided a headphone-centric adventure. Moss' new album, Highspeeds, is out on September 25th. He plays The Lexington on September 29th (tickets here).

"These are tunes that I like to listen to whilst using headphones. Often while we're on the road, whether the artists were going for it or not (I think a bit of both), these songs wrap around my head and I can feel a room surround me when I shut my eyes. I recommend you try that too."


We've provided you with three different ways to listen to this playlist, because we're super nice people. However, if a track is missing from one of them, don't blame us; the streaming landscape is rife with inconsistencies.



Aphex Twin - 'hat5c 0001 rec-4'
Aphex certainly does a lot of binaural recording, so including one of his tunes may come as no surprise to some! He does wonderful things with these techniques... this entire record is lovely.

Four Tet - 'Buchla'
I really would like to see Four Tet live sometime! I've said it before - he does a great job of giving electronic elements a feel that is genuinely organic. The crazy panning on this particular track makes it tickle when you listen in headphones.

LCD Soundsystem - 'New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down - live at Madison Square Garden'
Listen to that crowd.

SOHN - 'Lights'
Just getting into this record now and really enjoying it, this track stood out to me.

Björk - 'Quicksand'
Speaks for itself... such an abstract groove but somehow I'm tapping my foot? Stellar record... one of my favorite things.

Portishead - 'Roads'
This one has the same effect on me... I can still feel the shape of the room, even though it's (basically?) mono up until the strings come in.

Flying Lotus - 'Obligatory Cadence'
FlyLo has a magical understanding of space and it plays a big role in his production. This tune isn't inside any one room, rather a journey through disparate shapes that he builds music inside of.

Actress - 'Caves Of Paradise'
Actress is also a relatively new find for me! Along with the size here established by that huge verb, he has details that act like they're more a part of the room than part of the song, adding to the realism of the space. Really feels like a tune going on inside a cave. And a beautiful song at that.

Autechre - 'tuinorizn'
My friend was showing me Autechre the other day, been listening to them a lot since. Some brilliant programming going on here.

Gorillaz - 'Don't Get Lost In Heaven'
Ending on a tune from one of my favorite records. Demon Days is one of the first albums that got me thinking about space and where the elements are "standing" in a room, rather than just being mixed together in 2D.