Canned Goods Vol.1

playlist by Rodi & Kava illustration by Emilie Sarnel

Go to any grocery store anywhere in the world and you will come across the canned goods aisle. It is an essential aisle; even though the contents can perhaps only be loosely considered “food” (at least in terms of the edible items sold at any grocery store). Everyone has them in the pantry. These goods are preserved within tin-coated or tin-free steel or aluminium, able to be stored in a bomb shelter or apocalypse bunker, ready to be consumed for an indefinite period of time.

In some television productions, rather than relying on the unpredictability of a live audience responding in a timely and jovial manner to the program with laughter, “canned laughter” was produced to be inserted into shows at appropriate moments. This technique was invented in the 1950s by American sound engineer Charley Douglass. He called it ‘sweetening’. It's said that the ease of recording without a live audience present was found to be so much easier that it made producers want to cry.

We, on the other hand, feel a desire to can musical goods for you to listen to. To play back, pause, turn up the volume on or shelf for another time; to be consumed at your leisure, whenever and where ever you like.

Go ahead. Bust open our first Canned Good, made with lurve and tinned by Rodi and Kava.

East of Underground - Java Girl
Tina V - Take One 
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Necessary Evil
Flako feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Twelve O’clock Shadow
Leon Thomas - China Doll
Buddy Collette Septet - Taboo
Love Theme from Spartacus - Yusef Lateef
El Rego Et Ses Commandos - E Nan Mian Nuku
Francis the Great - Look Up In The Sky
Salma Agha - Come Closer