Sounds Like

Sounds Like: Lauren Auder

We ask our favorite artists to curate a personal profile of tracks. A list of music that captures who they are, and why they do what they do.

Romantic pop-poetry, backed up by bigger-than-life string sections and rattling trap hi-hats. Twisting romanticism into darkness, Lauren Auder blurs all lines being thrown on them. And this selection of tracks is no exception.

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David Sylvian – Secrets of the Beehive

A track suited for summer slowly coming to an end

Steve Jansen – The Extinct Suite

Something to be played way too loud

Xiu Xiu – Boy Soprano

A track to launch yourself out of bed

Playboi Carti – Don’t Tell Nobody

Something that would be played in hell

Nurse with Wound – Homotopy for Marie

Something that would be played in heaven

Harold Budd & Brian Eno – A Stream with Bright Fish

A piece of music that sparkles and glistens with elegance

Jens Lekman – And I Remember Every Kiss

Your ringtone

Arthur Russell – Habit of You

A track for hardcore celebration

Lil Crack – Healing Process 

A soundtrack for the end of times

Final – My Body is a Dying Machine 

A song that’s so raw, you would have to chew on it for hours

Lou Reed & Metallica – Junior Dad

Something to be played in stressful times

Faust – Piano Song

A song that’s life-affirming

Fiona Apple – Anything We Want

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Lauren Auder plays on 12 March at s105 (De School), Amsterdam. Free for Subbacultcha members.