Since discovering the iPod I now rarely listen to whole albums while I paint as I just create play lists to suit my mood. But some albums just play well all the way through so I still use them in the studio.
Here’s Ten albums that have kept me company during the completion of a painting or two..
Leonard Cohen – Songs of Love & Hate
Anything by Leonard is good to paint to though.
Antony and the Johnsons – Antony and the Johnsons
This self titled album is a beauty. Antony Hegarty sings like an angel. All his stuff is good.
The Cinematic Orchestra – Ma Fleur
Lovely album.. how could you not love this?
Angus and Julia Stone – Book Like This
Australian brother and sister duo.
Eddie Vedder – Music for the Motion Picture Into the Wild
For some reason, this album always makes me want to give away all my possessions and travel. Perhaps it’s because I saw the movie.
Joan Valent – Insula Poetica
Beautifully haunting music.. yum. I can’t find this album online. I copied it from a friend that was dating a Spanish woman at the time, so I don’t know where you could buy it.
Moby – Go the Very Best of Moby
I sometimes need a lift in the studio.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call
This album has a habit of taking me back to darker times, so I’m careful how I use it.
Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions – Bavarian Fruit Bread
Her Mazzy Star albums are nice too.
PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
I no longer have a working version of this CD but that’s because it used to live in my studio.
I really do like a lot of different types of music though. What are your TOP albums that you couldn’t live without in the studio? I need some new tunes on my itunes.