I pieced this mix together on Wednesday using the "on-the-go" playlists on my old fifth-generation iPod at my favorite cafe while reading about Catholic missions into rural Europe in the early modern period.
It's my least intended, least planned mix. I haven't changed a thing since leaving the cafe.
I gave no consideration to you, fine readers and listeners. Because I think of music as communal rather than individual, I generally try to make mixes that are fairly accessible. This one is probably more difficult than any of my previous mixes.
It's a quintessential headphone mix. There's nothing wrong, of course, with listening to it on a nice set of speakers or, for that matter, a crappy set. At the moment I'm playing it through my awful MacBook speakers. But I recommend finding an opportunity to listen on a set of good headphones. There are, I think, lots of little remarkable details in many of these songs and in a couple of the transitions.*
*I am aware that this paragraph makes me sound like a tool. Possibly the whole write-up sounds that way.
I don't have anything else to say except that I already feel very strongly about this mix. Give it a few listens. I hope you like it.