I’m beginning to realize the full importance of music on my daily writing routine. Without it, I stare, I wonder if I’m hungry, if I finished all the chores I needed to finish, if the door is locked, if I need to take out the trash, etc…then, once music comes on, particularly with several songs, I’m ready to go.
I don’t really have anything writing-related this week, but I do want to share a few post-rock bands who are primarily instrumental yet have a vibe about them that allows me just the right amount of creative freedom.
The first is Explosions in the Sky. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltQqPJ5A2BI
And the second is primarily a song: Edge Hill, by Groove Armada. Be patient for the first two minutes, then it just becomes beautiful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEAhRhjtK58&feature=related
If you like this genre, Sigur Ros is excellent as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doc1eqstMQQ&feature=related
I was hesitant in sharing music, since it feels slightly off-topic and self-indulgent, but seeing as how I found my now favorite band (Muse) because of someone in the past randomly letting me borrow their CD, I thought perhaps it might help get the sparks going.
So…does anyone have any bands out there that they listen to? Or perhaps classical, jazz? Or maybe stone-cold silence?