Music To Make To – Lamb

Gentle Reader,

One of my favorite bands of all time is a duo named Lamb; if you’ve not heard of the name you’ve probably heard one of their songs – Gorecki is perhaps one of the greatest love songs ever recorded and seems to be one of those songs everyone’s heard but don’t know who it is.

You know how there are those certain songs and albums that attain a level almost akin to divinity to you? They become so much a part of your heart that you can’t even imagine what your life or your awareness might be like if you’d never heard them? Well, that’s Lamb for me. It’s hard for me to describe Lamb’s music, because so much of is so intimately tied to memories and people and experiences from my late teens onwards that I couldn’t possibly provide an objective point of reference for it but I’ll try. Lamb’s music is gorgeous, haunting, euphoric, achingly sad and just straight up amazing.

So after an eight year hiatus, they released a brand new album this year, “5”, which I somehow didn’t hear about until now, and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am. There might have been a little bit of pee, but please don’t judge me.

So, I’d like to share with you a song from this new album and a song from one of their older albums, and if you like them, I hope you’ll take time to discover their previous albums and that you adore them as much as I do.

Another Language from 5

Gabriel from What Sound 

What music has been the soundtrack of your life at different times? Sharing is caring! ^_~

Music To Make To

Gentle reader,

I love Midlake so much it’s almost unhealthy (they made me increase my ‘Holy Five of Music’ to my ‘Holy Six of Music’), and their most recent album, “Courage Of Others” is one of my favorite albums to chill out to while I knit or crochet. This song, “Roscoe”,  is from the album before and is one of my fave songs of theirs. I love the story in the song, and the sentiment, and it gets me all fired up to make things. I have to thank my friend Jonathan for putting me onto Midlake a few years ago. N’awww! Friends.

If you have any awesome tunes that get your creative juices going, send them my way!

Yarn Idol & More Music To Make To

Gentle reader… gentle, potentially nonexistent reader,

I have been very busy and have much to write here, but alas, I have not yet found the stillness to sit down and write it, nor shall I mention it all now. But, in the meantime, I have some beautiful things to share with you.

Let me introduce you to Sufjan Stevens. Now, as with Fleet Foxes, he is one fifth of my Holy Five of Music, and he makes relentlessly exquisite music which gives me chills every time. His newest album opens with this quiet little gem:

(On a side note, this isn’t an official video, but visual quite lovely at any rate)

Did you catch the crochet reference? The fact the he wrote a lyric about a gentleman who crochets made me incredibly happy. Clearly, I decided that this song was a personal letter from him to me, deluded creature that I am, and my glee was only to be increase exponentially.

The other week, I was just googling Sufjan as I am wont to do to see if there were any news or the like, and I came across a reference to his being knitter! So, I googled more and was even able to find an interview with him about his knitting!

Sufjan Knits (click to make big)

I’ve crocheted for many hours to his music, so it’s very fitting to me. I know it’s silly, but I do find a great deal of pleasure to know that not only does a famous person that I love knit, but I’m extra tickled that this person is a fella too. ❤

Music to Make To – Fleet Foxes

Sometimes, all I need to get my creative juices going are some really great tunes, and Fleet Foxes is one of my favorite bands ever. I’ve seen them live and they completely blew me away. Their music makes me think of a quiet little cabin in a meadow, hidden away in the woods, solitude and introspection, and the exquisite harmonies gives me goose pimples. So, you can imagine my excitement when Robin Pecknold, the lead singer, announced they were working on a new album, and before I knew it, they had a new song on their website for free download! And now I’m sharing it with you, and I hope it gives you the tingles like it does for me!