A suitably laid-back selection for you this week, wherever you are. If you have an earworm you’d like to share, please send an .mp3 or a link to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with a short paragraph about why you’ve chosen it. I’ll do the rest. Many thanks to all contributors!
Ludovico Einaudi – Le Onde – glassarfemptee: I am a fan of Ludovico Einaudi, the classical music world’s answer to stadium rock. This subtle and lilting track, Le Onde (the wave) is perfect wind-down and chill out stuff. I heard it the other day on classic FM, and thought ‘I must get that’. Then realised I had it already, on the Islands album, an Einaudi greatest hits compliation from 2011.
Nick Drake – Riverman – severin: This song won’t be new to many ‘Spillers, I’m sure, but I have recently been listening to it for the first time in a very long while. The Unthanks recorded a cover of it some time ago and have been performing it as an encore on their recent “Songs of Molly Drake” tour. Brings the house down every time but, hey, Nick’s version is pretty good too.
Rose Cousins – Chosen – tincanman: About fitting in, or not, from the Canadian’s latest, the really well-produced (Joe Henry) Natural Conclusions.
Emmylou Harris – My Antonia – Ravi Raman: somehow missed nomming her tribute to her father that appears in the same album as this song, which has another of my favourite musicians, Dave Matthews.
Dua Lipa – The One: This song has been around for a while but didn’t enter the UK charts until early this year. Somewhere between London Grammar and Don Henley. Beautiful girl; interesting background, so catchy. Good voice. A true earworm.
Dee D Jackson – Automatic Lover – abahachi: Heard this on the radio for the first time for many years, and it’s a reminder of how many brilliant records came out of the supposedly plastic and disposable disco era; the robotics of Kraftwerk (the electronic voice is both hilarious and adds a weird syncopation to the rhythm) crossed with the theatricality and passion of Grace Slick. Very Giorgio Moroder – unless it *is* Giorgio Moroder…
Copyright: <a href=’https://www.123rf.com/profile_arborelza’>arborelza / 123RF Stock Photo</a>