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Max Richter [Vivaldi] - Four Seasons
The concerto you've a million times as you've never heard it before.

Ólafur Arnalds
For when you're in flow (also, listen to him live in concert and enjoy his [perhaps] accidentally hilarious stories between songs! wait for the whale in the bathtub story . . .)

Ludovico Einaudi
Anything and everything by Ludovico Einaudi. Start here.

It sounds how Iceland feels.

Erik Satie - Gnossienne No. 1
Under umbrella on rainy streets of 19th century France.

Alexandre DesPlat  River
All things DesPlat are wonderful.

Shigeru Umebayashi - In the Mood for Love
I've never seen this Japanese movie, but I imagine it to be the most haunting romance ever.

Paradis - Recto Verso
Jovial French low-fi. The whole entire album.

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alvo Noto - The Revenant 
Low resonance.

Matthew Schoening - Emotional Clockwork
Infinite loop and recursion.

Clann's Seelie
Universal pulse.

Agnes Obel - The Curse 
Soft, undulating, harmonic.

Dulcet tones.

Devorzhum - Dead Can Dance
Melancholic World Beat with a soothing Eastern rhythm.

Jamie XX - I Don't Know
Hypnotic club beat.

Ayub Ogada - Kothbiro (from the Constant Gardener)
Literally "rain is coming" Dholuo.  Soul saddening and soothing.

Music is the soundtrack to our lives, work, and to our waking dreams. I only played an instrument (the clarinet) briefly in elementary school and failed to see past the ornery, uninspired ways of my 4th grade teacher to persevere. However, I've been a lover of music all my life, particularly classical, film music, world beat, and EDM. Music is to the ears what photography is to the eyes.  Here's a sampling of music that inspires my creativity, my heart, and my soul.

Music is to the ears what photography is to the eyes.  Together, they fill the soul.


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