I love how certain things just start appearing in your world - you know like - if you haven't heard a certain song for years and then suddenly you start hearing it all the time - I love the weird random shit like that. And while I'm sure there's some cognitive explanation - I personally think it's magic and I'm all for it.
I'd been listening to some of the Spotify generated playlists that I use as feeders for the Musicto playlists and this track just caught my ears. It's different - it doesn't sound like anything else, timbre wise it's deep & heavy and yet it introduces this theme at around 2 minutes that is just so perfect I can't get it out of my head.
And while I had been writing to it earlier in the week, I couldn't work out why I had moved it to the top of the list - I had this nagging feeling that I recognized the feel of the piece. And I finally realized that this is the second track of Luke Howard's that's appeared on a Musicto playlist. His track "Rotation" is on the Music to Fly With Confidence playlist - and it's cool - he's cool - as a composer he's just got this - this thing.
And so now - I'm hearing Luke Howard everywhere - and that may just be the Spotify algorithm doing it's thing, but for the purpose of knuckling down and writing - I'm not complaining!
You can learn more about Luke Howard here:
About the Curator - Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.