Life is hard, but you’ll always have this half-hour ‘Bedtime Mix’ curated by Radiohead

“I spend a lot of time listening and writing music while half asleep. Music that evolves quietly and slowly like the weather. Machinery bending time. I love that shit. If you’re still awake by the end of it, I’ve done something wrong. Night night. Lights out.” 

So goes Radiohead’s introduction to their 2016 Bedtime Mix for BBC Radio, spoken not by the voice of Thom Yorke but a nameless computer. To date nobody has topped this intro on Phil Taggart’s segment, in my humble opinion.

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Set yourself up with a mug of tea, a hearty whiskey or even a combination of both, because it’s time for Radiohead’s blissful Bedtime Mix.

It’s as good as you’d expect from one of the world’s greatest living acts. Featuring Luke Abbott, William Winant, Laurie Spiegel, Charlemagne Palestine and Robert Fledman amongst a few original Radiohead cuts, it’s a half hour of utter serenity.

The mix also includes a live version of Bloom, a stunning track which was recently reworked by Hans Zimmer for BBC’s oceanic documentary Blue Planet II.

Listen to it in full below.


Charlemagne Palestine and Robert Fledman – Electronic and Flute
Luke Abbott – Dumb
Radiohead – Melatonin
Radiohead – Bloom (Live)
William Winant – Trackings 1
James Holden – Triangle Folds Inside Out
Laurie Spiegel – The Unquestioned Answer

Via Consequence of Sound.