Minimalist piano chord changes and an ethereal feel, this track, used in the film “American Beauty” of course, just oozes ambience, though not so much in the Brian Eno, background wallpaper kind of way, more the meditative contemplative fashion.
I first heard this on Classic FM, the UK’s radio channel for classical music aficionados. Captivating, bewitching, catchy, mood enhancing…it’s the perfect sit back and reflect piece of music. An absolute gem that sits easily with any music that’s worth blowing smoke rings to.
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”