Don’t you sometimes just want to run away from it all - turn tail and admit failure? Is it really worth it to live under the constant pressure of trying to “make it” while you struggle with finances, relationships & sanity? Would it be so bad to just call it quits - could you live with yourself?
I don’t know if I could, so I’m not going to try.
I’m going to let pieces of music like this pick me up and drag me along - I’m going to see the ever increasing spiral of things to do get reflected in the track as it builds layers upon layers of sounds and textures and finally, when it reaches climax, I’m going to let go - I’m going to let go of the stress, of the worry, of the insidious voices - of the doubt.
I’m going to let Cassie To’s piano wash them away,
I’m going to write
No-kë’s stunning track Departures was featured on the music to Grieve to list last year
You can learn more about No-kë 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.
After my dad died I was very sad - I couldn't play for a while and when I did, the music that came out reflected my grieving state. I wrote an album of solo piano music called Music to Grieve to - from which the idea of the Music to community originated.
If you'd like to know more you should read Nicole's fabulous article on why listening to sad music can make you feel better.