1. Joanna Newsom - 33
2. High Aura'd - 30
3. James Blake - 24
4. This Town Needs Guns - 22
5. Foals - 18
6. Superstorms - 15
7. Max Richter - 14
8a. Bright Eyes - 12
8b. Titus Andronicus - 12
9a. Grizzly Bear - 10
9b. Houdan The Mystic - 10
1. Played Emily to my friend because he'd not heard of Joanna Newsom before and it sparked off a relisten of Ys & Have One On Me. Both completely perfect albums to the point that it kind of enrages me.
2. Go-to reading music at the moment. Really nice kind of 'crepuscular ambience' with some proper big droney bits. Can't put my finger on why but it makes me think of being out on a huge ship in the middle of the night.
7. Bought Vivaldi Recomposed on a whim yesterday. Really beautiful, especially the second track 'Spring 1'. I'm probably the only person in the world that doesn't know the Four Seasons very much at all though so I'm only getting the surface-level enjoyment, not all the muso type picking out bits he's reconfigured and stuff.
9b. Nice kind of folky math-rock stuff, kind of like Maps & Atlases. Free as well so go for it - http://houdanthemystic.bandcamp.com/.
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