What albums are you currently listening to far too much? One per post only, brief intro required…
Starter for ten:
It’s a crossover album, I guess - a great pianist playing Philip Glass stuff, with an electronic music guy adding effects. I love minimalism generally and Glass specifically, and the electronica adds a lot of impact. Sounds great loud!
This is forming about a third of my listening currently. It’s on Qobuz so probably streaming everywhere.
Adam Summerhayes and Murray Grainger, aka The Ciderhouse Rebellion. Largely improvised folky fiddle and concert* accordion. They made one CD (“Untold”) before COVID, then continued during lockdown by jury-rigging a phone line so they could (just) hear each other playing 50 miles apart. All presented with some amusing asides on Youtube, then selected tunes compiled for this CD. Improvisation may be more a jazz than a folk thing (though pub sessions often drift from the starting tune), but both are accomplished musicians (classical as well!) and, once started, they found the experience liberating. I love the ebb and flow of the music and the swapping and sharing of the lead, whether in dance tunes or elegies. Gorgeous.
The Incider Sessions - have a taste!
or the whole story:
*a piano accordion where the buttons play single notes, rather than chords
My daughter’s homework was to draw a poster of things that she did to make herself happy, people she could speak to if she was worried, etc… - one drawing was “this is me listening to Howling Giant with my daddy” and we both had Howling Giant t-shirts on. My heart…