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11 Nov 2016

November through my ears

My favourite soundtracks for autumn and fall
I am no stranger to a soundtrack. They carry me through seasons, between blossoms blooming, orchards growing and whole, cold, frost bitten apples waning. Autumn, especially, is when I love to listen to
music; when it makes me feel something. This season awakens reflective feelings and lulls me in to some sort of trance. It exudes a certain sense of timelessness that I try to steal out in words but truly, it can only be felt. Autumn makes me feel deeply connected to my surroundings, home; I belong to it and it to me.
My favourite soundtracks for autumn and fall
1. Michael Nyman, The Heart asks Pleasure First - This song for me is autumn in full swing. In particular, it reminds me of autumn over the estuaries, to the south and west of us in South Cumbria. The piano in it is both hypnotic and beautiful. Fun fact! I learnt to play this by ear when I was in school.

2. Erik Satie, Premiere Gymnopedie - I rediscovered this not long ago and it is so breathtakingly beautiful for me, as if it, alone, were showing me the leaves falling and time passing in the golden forests.

3. Vanessa Carlton, Hear the Bells - I can hear autumn's breath in her voice. In the beautiful instrumental intervals I see sunlight flickering between trees and the enormity of the beauty behind the season begins to dawn upon me. As the day draws to a close and I'm on the bus home she gives me ghosts through the veil of acoustic and distant piano. This piece reaches in and grabs at your insides!

4. Jamie Scott and the Town, See your Face Again - This song captures the lull of autumn days and the peace behind them. It sings of kicking up leaves in the gutter, collecting conkers and acoustic lullabies.

5. Little Women, Orchard House - I saved this one for last as for me it fringes on bringing to mind the festivities that are part of December. I imagine all the fruits of the harvest coming together and it's so jolly, a delightful nod to the past at the same time as excitement for the festivities to unfold!
My favourite soundtracks for autumn and fall
What do you think of my picks? I think if aliens came to our planet and discovered Autumn they would never want to leave! What are you listening to this November? 

20 comments:

  1. I actually haven't heard any of these! I'll have to give them a listen :)

    Renee | Life After Lux

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  2. i feel the same way about autumn too. there really is something so wonderful about this season that causes deep reflections. hear the bells is a wonderful listen for this time of year. your music list is so perfect for this season <3

    http://www.thewhimsicalwildling.com/

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    1. Ahhh thanks so much Eloise! I'm so happy you enjoyed it, thank you! ♡

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  3. I like Jamie Scott and the Town, See your Face Again and Little Women, Orchard House... :)
    My current fave this month are songs from Im into Boyzone, Lighthouse family, Plus One, Westlife...

    (◕‿◕✿) EmoteraGoddess.com | Instagram | Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you so much Venus, I'm so happy you liked my picks! I have never heard of these - apart from Westlife! - I'm curious! :D ♡

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  4. Your writing, photography, and blog is just beautiful. I have so much love for your talent! xx

    Grab Your Camera x

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    1. Ahhh my goodness, thank you so much Claire! So kind of you!! ♡

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  5. I actually have never heard any of these songs but was on the hunt for new songs to listen to so this post has come at a perfect time. Thank you :)

    Emily | http://www.emilytrinh.com/theres-monster-bed/

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    1. Awww thanks so much Emily, I hope you like them! :D ♡

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  6. I so agree with your view on autumn. It´s such a wonderful season (well, until the cold comes & I prefer to hide in my bed). I do think the changing season, spring and autumn, hold the most beauty!
    I actually haven´t heard of any of these songs before but I will give them a listen now!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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    1. Ahhh thank you Lisa, I really think that too! Mmm I love cosy days and just hiding under duvets haha xD I hope you like them! ♡

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  7. I will give all of these songs a listen! thank you for the recommendations x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

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    1. Aw no problem Liz and thank you so much! :D ♡

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  8. beautiful pics elizabeth and lovely post
    www.mssparkleandglow.com

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    1. Ahhh thank you so much Kerona, so kind of you! ♡

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  9. I love autumn to!

    Please visit my Blog!

    http://www.alessabernal.com/

    Alessa Bernal.

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    1. Autumn truly is such a beautiful season - that is until the drizzle sets in haha! Thank you Alessa - and sure! ♡

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