Too often, loved ones leave us far too soon.

There’s nothing that can prepare you for such moments, or for how painful it is to watch someone slipping away and being able to do nothing.

My father passed away when I was very young, after a protracted battle with lymphoma.

My cat Mister Henry passed away last week, a mere month after I found out he had untreatable myeloma.’s Jon Whitney has curated a two-cd requiem for his mother, Marilyn Whitney, who passed away last November.

The fifth release in the Brainwashed Handmade Series, this lovingly compiled mix —titled Peace (for Mom)— gathers new, old, and previously unreleased music donated by friends of Brainwashed, including Matmos, His Name Is Alive, Marissa Nadler, Sybarite, A Place To Bury Strangers, Carter-Tutti, Ida, Little Annie, and many more.

All of it is in honor of Marilyn, whose intense love of music in turn inspired Jon’s own, seemingly boundless enthusiasm.

Proceeds go to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, where Marilyn often volunteered. For ordering information visit

Sybarite [myspace] | Antony & the Johnsons | Official Site

Peace (for Mom)
Track Listing:

Disc A:
1. A Place to Bury Strangers, “Sunbeam”
2. Antony and the Johnsons, “You Are My Sister”
3. Aranos, “Fall’s Golden Whispers”
4. Jessica Bailiff, “Fly High”
5. Little Annie Bandez and Paul Wallfisch, “Smile”
6. Boduf Songs, “Little Song for Jon”
7. Boy In Static, “Stay Awake”
8. Caribou, “Hummingbird”
9. Carter Tutti, “Woven Clouds” (alternate version)
10. Current 93, “All the Pretty Little Horses”
11. Fridge, “Five Four Child Voice” – [MP3]
12. Christoph Heemann and Andreas Martin, “Walla Mashalla”
13. His Name Is Alive, “This World Is Not My Home”
14. Ida, “See the Stars” (acoustic)
15. The Paula Kelley Orchestra, “Life for Life”
16. Kinski, “Waka Nusa”
17. The Legendary Pink Dots, “We Bring the Day” (edit)

Disc B:
1. Andrew Liles, “The Comfortable Illusion of Meaning”
2. Matmos, “Staircase”
3. Monster Movie, “Vanishing Act”
4. Marissa Nadler, “Stallions”
5. Nudge, “Greener”
6. Amanda Palmer, “I’ll Follow You Into the Dark”
7. Pantaleimon, “Idumaea”
8. Sandro Perri, “Family Tree”
9. Rivulets, “You Sail On”
10. Ulrich Schnauss, “Wherever You Are”
11. The 17th Pygmy, “I Know My Train’s A Coming”
12. Stars of the Lid, “Requiem”
13. Sybarite, “Mochi Swt”
14. 27, “Windows and Glass”
15. Volcano the Bear, “Wooden Sailus”
16. Keith Fullerton Whitman, “Weiter”
17. Windy & Carl, “I Have Been Waiting to Hear Your Voice”

MP3Antony & The Johnsons, “Hope There’s Someone” (from I Am A Bird Now)

MP3Sybarite, “Unica Zurn” (from Nonument, 2002)