It’s May, the sun is shining, and I’m getting very inspired by the following collection of songs/pieces/soundscapes. The pieces in this Spotify playlist are representative of what I think is ‘good’ at the moment, and providing inspiration for what will become the music of the Wheels project.
British Sea Power, with their move into live soundtrack playing, are making exciting links between modern ‘indie’ sounds and art music. In their music for ‘To the Sea and the Land Beyond’ they mix traditional songwriting with epic orchestral soundtrack music and brooding soundscapes, creating a wonderfully evocative world in music.
Cass McCoombs, one of my favourite American singer-songwriters, writes witty, satirical, sometimes plain sinister songs about stories of modern America. I aspire to capture the Wheels’ stories in song with such modernity and style.