When I listen to this track, I imagine myself sitting in front of a window, being hypnotized by the movement of a little sparrow searching for food... and suddenly flying away. I continue to follow his flight as far as I can see it. This brings me in a totally relaxed mood.
A soft enchanting, melancholic piano melody, similar to poetry that takes control of your feelings and makes you think about your childhood.
This week I decided to move a little bit outside the "solo piano" boundaries of the playlist, because I find that the use of strings in this piece is simply essential and in the same time necessary to evoke your inner and deep feelings. Many of you probably will know this track as it's been used as soundtrack for an amazing fantasy video game called "Child of Light".
An easy melody that pervades your mind and reassures you if you're frightened. Or simply keeps your mind relaxed if you are not :D Perfect tune to listen while you're above the clouds... following them with your eyes.
WOW, this is a perfect track to keep your mind away from the anxiety and the fears about flying. This piano solo song is able to caress your soul, driving you in a place surrounded by light and comfortable feelings.
Optimistic mood, with a note of melancholy. A haunting melody, never mundane rhythmic statements, and some chord variations make this track the perfect travel buddy to fly with.
Close your eyes, let this wonderful music flow through your feelings. Let the notes take your soul and feel as when you were a child, listening to the lullaby to fall asleep.
We don't allow more than two tracks from any one artist on these playlists but I'm thinking of making an exception for the Neil Cowley Trio 'cos well, they're just bloody great! I remember falling in love with this track last week and it sounds even better on the 6th or 7th listen - and the video's pretty rad too.
I always had a vision for this playlist where the music would take you out from the terror of turbulence and drop you into the cool ethereal place that exists above the clouds - this is the kind of music they play up there!
The whole idea of this playlist was to find piano tracks that enveloped you in ethereal melodies and wrapped you up warm in cloud like comfort - Raplapla is a stunning example of what we were looking for.
Propellers. I don't know why, but it's all I can think about with this piece. Like an old biplane - or even a world war II fighter, like a spitfire or a hurricane.
This track could have been written two hundred years ago and yet - it sounds wonderfully modern and unique.
It's the tone of the piano that grabs me here - big and dark and and faintly foreboding - kinda like the steel tube you're sitting in.
I love this - it feels like the start of a new day - full of hope - full of build - full of light and love and support and just - damn - it's everything you want in a beautifully uplifting piece of music.
Yann Tiersen is one of my favorite pianist / composers - what he did with the score of Amelie was amazing - one instrument - a myriad of emotions - sheer genius.
As an artist you never know what tracks are going to resonate with the public - of sure, you can be part of a Nashville songwriting team and construct a track for an audience but even, you've no real idea whether it'll "fly" or not.
So you want a cascading piano to paint every bit of sadness in your soul? Yet you also want it to have an element of hope?
I love it when you think you know a track only to have your expectations exceeded as the composer take you in a completely unexpected direction.
A collaboration between two people, two pianists which produces an effortlessly light, floaty, safe space.