Playlist Series 002 – [enlightenment] by Clive Hacker

Photo by Colin Hacker | Playlist by Clive Hacker

We, at Moone Records, love to collaborate with people that inspire us and motivate us to create, but what inspires and motivates them? With this series of playlists, we ask different friends and artists to hand-pick ten songs to ‘soundtrack’ various themes.

Clive Hacker is not only continuously on the hunt for new music, but is always exploring beautiful ways to share it. He runs It’s Just Great, a subscription based music-centric publication out of Oakland, CA. Each issue is comprised of a handmade zine, a limited edition piece by a local artist (often realized and screen printed by Hacker’s girlfriend at All Gold) and a surprise vinyl record. His hard work to create community and heart to give a voice to people that you may have not heard has always been inspiring to us.

We have asked Clive to soundtrack one aspect that informs his work–enlightenment. He has thoughtfully hand-picked an unbelievable list of songs with the hopes of making the unfamiliar familiar.

Artist: Eric Copeland
Song: Cheap Treat
Album: Joke in the Hole

Artist: Enya
Song: Aldebaran
Album: Enya

Artist: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Song: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Album: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Artist: Martika
Song: Love…Thy Will Be Done
Album: Martika’s Kitchen

Artist: Brian Eno
Song: Deep Blue Day
Album: Apollo

Artist: Suzanne Ciani
Song: The First Wave – Birth Of Venus
Album: Seven Waves

Artist: Allen Toussaint
Song: Southern Nights
Album: Southern Nights

Artist: John Cale
Song: The Soul Of Carmen Miranda
Album: Words For The Dying

Artist: Julee Cruise
Song: I Remember
Album: Floating Into The Night

Artist: Van Dyke Parks
Song: Ice Capades (Moog Music)
Album: Arrangements Volume 1