"The result of anticipatory grief is the painful realization that the object already contains the possibility of its non-existence. A nothingness is created. And isn’t this exactly what we saw in the debate about childhood mourning? Loss can only be mourned, we are told, when we have an idea of a person - but doesn’t the very idea of a person contain the idea of that person’s absence? The child must confront this awful spectre, which may be elaborated in the later form of a terror of ghosts and the supernatural. Even before the loved one is gone, the ghost of their disappearance is set into place. We can observe this phenomenon in adulthood when someone falls in love. They may suddenly become devastated at the idea that their partner will no longer be there one day, even if at the time they are perfectly present and manifestly devoted. In Apollonius’s drama Argonautica, Medea loves Jason so much that she says she mourns him as if he were already dead.

Freud touches on this idea of an anticipatory grief in his brief paper ‘On Transience’, written some nine months after the draft of Mourning and Melancholia in 1915. When we think about the transience of an object, there is a 'foretaste of mourning over its decease’. Time and mortality are closely bound up here, but also the sensation of love. And could it be that the emergence of anticipatory grief is a part of the birth of human love itself? Does love always involve this 'foretaste of mourning’?"

— Darien Leader, The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia, and Depression


Bibio – Phantom Brickworks
Blanck Mass – World Eater
bvdub - Heartless
Felicia Atkinson – Hand in Hand
Fever Ray – Plunge
Galcher Lustwerk – Dark Bliss
Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF – Cascades
Keiichi Okabe – NieR: Automata Soundtrack
Lorde – Melodrama
Max Richter – Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works
Mica Levi – Delete Beach
Rjyan Kidwell – Certainity/Identity
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Rage Soundtrack
Shinichi Atobe – From the Heart, It’s a Start, A Work of Art
William Basinski – A Shadow in Time
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v/a – mono no aware
x/o – cocoon egg
Yamaneko – Spa Comissions
Young Thug - Beautiful Thugger Girls
Yves Tumor – Experiencing the Deposit of Faith

Arca – Desafío
Bibio – Capel Celyn
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Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut to the Feeling
Claude Young – Fukui Morning
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Forest Swords – The Highest Flood
Honey Dijon – Houze (ft. Seven Davis Jr.) [Houze Rebuilt Mix]
Hype Williams – Loud Challenge
IVVO – Good, Bad, Baby, Horny
Jeff Russo – Milton’s Tower
Jessie Ware – Your Domino
M.E.S.H. – Search. Reveal.
Malibu – Held
Manaka Kataoka – Battle (Shrine)
Mr. Mitch – VPN (ft. Palmistry)
Nicki Minaj – Regret in Your Tears
Octo Octa – Preparation Rituals
Organ Tapes – Nosso Amor OT VERSION (MC Pedrinho)
Paramore – Told You So
Perfume Genius – Choir
Shinichi Atobe – Regret
Syringe – So Autistic
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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep: A Fragmentary Passage
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
NieR: Automata
Persona 5
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Super Mario Odyssey
Tales of Berseria
Universal Paperclips
What Remains of Edith Finch


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04. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
05. Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica
06. Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
07. John Maus – We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
08. EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints
09. Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs. Evil
11. Braids – Native Speaker
12. Bill Callahan – Apocalypse
13. Tearist – Living: 2009–Present
14. tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l
15. Destroyer – Kaputt
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17. Four Tet – Fabriclive.59
18. Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact
19. Wild Beasts – Smother
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24. Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972
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28. Clams Casino – Instrumentals
29. Dope Body – Nupping
30. Cold Cave – Cherish the Light Years

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