11 Search Results for Tag: strings

Wait – Adam Protz

Part of me wants to talk about the texture of the piano, the organic mechanical sound of the instruments and the lush patches that bring color, warmth and indeed protection, but what I really want to talk about is time.

A Further Look at Loss – Andrew Wasylyk

I was feeling sad – and I know why, but damn it’s so hard at times.

I’ve sat and watched as circumstance came in and deconstructed my defences one by one – constant pain leading to lack of sleep to lack of writing to lack of self care to lack of confidence to lack of hope to – STOP!

A Further Look at Loss - Andrew Wasylyk

Songs to Summon the Guardian Angel

Align with the heavenly hosts and cross the abyss with Christopher Winn. Featuring artists like: Between the Buried and Me • Gojira • Rivers of Nihil • Lacey Sturm • Sleep Waker • Mastodon

Honestly – Second Hand Poet

I’m trawling along the bottom again – I don’t know why – honestly…

It’s the not knowing that kills – and not just you, but your loved ones too as you can’t articulate and are forced to watch as they project and hurt…

Calling County Clare – Fiona Joy Hawkins

Some sheer unabashed emotional manipulation coming your way this week ;-p Yep – if you’re tired of your apartment’s four walls, let alone your roommate (or child’s) disinclination to shower – then I have a treat for you!..

Tolling of the Fire Bell – Fiona Joy Hawkins, Jill Haley, Eugene Friesen

I just wrote something i’m kinda proud of. Not that I’m a big fan of pride – it being one of the seven deadly sins or so – but – i really had to work at this one – it took me a long time to work out what i wanted to say and – in the process of doing that – it changed me and will change my behavior in the future…

Frustration – music2work2

Have you ever put your heart and soul into something for years and yet it didn’t work out?

If so, this track’s for you.

The frustration I’m referring to is not the angry, cheated emotion – it is the sad one.  The frustration of not getting what you want – to be frustrated in one’s efforts.

Lux Aeterna – Clint Mansell

Another writer from the PLOS article, this time Ed Yong, Science writer at The Atlantic.  He only had one recommendation – this track and here’s what he had to say about music to write to:

Summer Fog – The Album Leaf

I’ve received a lot of e-mails asking me how I write. The simple answer is, I write late at night, with my headphones on, listening to music. These are some songs I really like, especially for writing. They frequently find a place on my midnight playlist. I hope you like them, too.

By Night – Sophie Hutchins

I wasn’t aware of Sophie’s work until Nicole introduced me to this track for the Music to Grieve to  playlist – I immediately fell in love.  Melancholy piano – not overdone or flashy, just a simple theme that you can hear her breathe life into – and then the cello arrives –  and it’s beautiful!

Floating / Sinking – Peter Broderick

It’s the birdsong and background sounds that get you at the beginning – the scrunching through gravel accompanied by the sparsest piano chords and the whole mood is set.