Tag: 'piano'

New music Harriet Little – America Recorded in one take, with a tender intimacy, the occasional instrumental creaks that frame America could equally be the sound of a heart breaking, over and over. >>
20 songs Piano Day Playlist Share In case you missed it, last Sunday was Piano Day, an idea dreamed up by the supremely gifted Nils Frahm. It was a day for celebrating the grandest of … >>
New music Active Child – 1999 The first fruit of an album written almost entirely on harp and piano, 1999 is a track nostalgic for past love, and affectingly beautiful with it. It probably won't be the only soulful piano-led lament and gorgeous falsetto you hear this year, but it will undoubtedly be one of the best. >>
News Nils Frahm announces ‘Piano Day’, shares new track Pianist, composer, chill-maker Nils Frahm has announced March 29th as 'Piano Day', a celebration of all things piano-related. >>
Tracks Erland & The Carnival – Quiet Love Share Erland & The Carnival's list of band interests on their Facebook page: "Whiskey, bees, illustrations, old books". With the possible exception of bees, these would all give excellent company … >>
Tracks R.E.M. – Nightswimming Share Written during the Out of Time recording sessions, but not completed until later, "Nightswimming" was, for a long time, a simple, circular piano pattern that Mike Mills established gradually. … >>
Tracks Ben Folds – Landed (Strings Version) Share Something of a curiosity, this: as beautiful as the stringy version of "Landed" is, this is not a song that ever needed a string section bursting through and demanding … >>
Tracks Martin Rossiter – No One Left To Blame Share No musical differences, no studio tantrums, no Yokos. Just a band that came to a natural end. Once were Gene, then were Gone. Gene's last live performance was in … >>
Tracks Jóhann Jóhannsson – Here they Used to Build Ships Share If Scandi/Nordic noir didn't grab you, chances are Broadchurch introduced you to a new kind of minimal musical backdrop. "Here they Used to Build Ships" is taken from an … >>
Tracks Ludovico Einaudi – The Snow Prelude No.2 Share We were promised snow, but no snow fell. This, then, in lieu. Ludovico Einaudi on Nightbook: A night-time landscape. A garden faintly visible under the dull glow of the … >>
Tracks Bruce Hornsby & The Range – The Way It Is Share The same week that Paul Simon's album Graceland, partly recorded in Apartheid-era South Africa and featuring South African musicians, entered the album charts, another new entry would include a … >>