Let us know what you’ve been listening to for focus recently. The most upvoted response will receive a complimentary tee from our new apparel line (coming soon).
Music Has the Right to Children (album) by Boards of Canada
Nil's Frahm's latest (a triple set to get me through the afternoon) - Music for Animals
Pacific by Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki and Tatsuro Yamashita is a recent favourite.
This is the best thread the internet has ever seen <3
Hermanos Gutiérrez. Just pick any album.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' score of the Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War
A lot of Welsh language music so I can enjoy the melodies and lyrics, but don't have to concentrate too hard. Adwaith are perfect for it
Kid Koala - Space Cadet really flows my state
Dustin O'Halloran, Ólafur Arnalds, Balmorhea, Johannes Bornlöf, Peter Sandberg, Alexandre Desplat, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Austin Farwell, Yehezkel Raz, Andrea Vanzo, Alexis Ffrench, Philip Glass, Thibault Cauvin, Hans Zimmer
Elaine Radigue, Gavin Bryars, Brian Eno and some baroque music
No specific bands or musicians, but usually I like Jazz and Lo-fi music. Sometimes classic music as well.
Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott - The Chopin Project
The Lost Art of Wandering by Raymond Richards. Cosmic slide guitar galore.
Pumping myself up with some Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
The Dark Knight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The correct answer is: Flow State recommendations ;)
* Methods Body, _Methods Body_
* Ellen Arkbro, _I get along without you very well_
* Bitchin Bajas, _Bajascillators_
* Qasim Naqvi, _Two Centuries_
* SAULT, _Air_
I've very much enjoyed this playlist called "Working from Home 8 hours" (which is what I do, LOL!), from Poolside: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3NCKszCCLCqs0vf4jpcunD?si=a03852aff4094abe
Dirty Beaches, John Fahey
Jon Hopkins, Manu Zain, Above & Beyond (acoustic), The Midnight, Thomas Newman
French pop music from the 90s.
John Lyell, Jacaszek, Markus Reuter, Harold Budd, Colleen, Photay, Chihei Hatakemaya, Arushi Jain, Phaeleh, Aleksi Perala...
The instrumental second half of the album Low, by David Bowie.
No artist in particular; I frequently visit the 'Lava Lamp' and 'Music for Plants' playlists. East Forest, Brian Eno, various baroque composers, Debussy, various jazz performers/arrangers, Chas Smith, Dobrawa Czocher [know nothing about them/him/her but I see that on my 'Study' playlist a lot], Brad Mehldau before introduction here, Oresund Space Station, Kaki King, Cavern of Anti Matter, Fridge. I am not counting music heard here or music I listened to while working but were unwise choices.
Nils Frahm's 'Trippin with...'
Mainly deep house: Myna Cycles. Christian Löffler, Kiasmos.
Today I'm listening to The Herbaliser Band - Session 1 & 2. Instrumental versions of tracks from their other albums. It's just the right level of groovy and funky to sit nicely in the background whilst I work.
Riuichi sakamoti JB Dunkel, Nikolas Godin
Eliane Radigue (drone pieces)
Robert Rich (everything)
Klaus Schulze (late 70s long form pieces)
Stereolab (extended motorik beat pieces)
Trent Hawkins (weekly 90 minute free concerts on Soundcloud)
Arooj Aftab. Big love for her voice and tenderness in making music.
SB-10 by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
40+ minute instrumental single that came out just a couple of months ago!
Nurse with Wound’s Soliloquy for Lilith, which runs nearly two hours… excellent for popping open a book and settling in!
Because of this thread I found myself listening to Eliane Radique that so many of you listed. In art college 1974 it was required viewing to see “Wavelength” a film by fellow Canadian, Michael Snow, a pianist and experimental filmmaker. The soundtrack was exactly as the title suggests. In both cases their music invoked a subtle sense of irritation and hyper vigilance. The singularity of electronic tones; the not human expression.
Air by SAULT
Hans Zimmer's live album that came out this year. Great collection of his work!
Brian Eno, Ziyang Zhao, Kaki King, ...the Cercle channel on YouTube is a nice second screen setup.
Various series intros like House of Cards (Jeff Beal) and The Succession (Nicholas Britell) and some Prodigy, Com Truise, Martin Cilia...
I've been really into anything with an emphasis on organ and drums. For example, all recs from Flow State:
Trummor & Orgel
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Rosinha De Valença
Peter Gundry certainly gives some dark vibes while being one of the best composers who help me to focus. Goëtia is my favorite among his pieces.
Stars if the lid - almost anything
Shared moments by Ustad Alla Rakha & Zakir Hussain
Ryo Fukui- Mellow Dream
Robert Rich’s Echo of Small Things.
All thing Son Lux and Liminal by The Acid!
Hantologies by Quiet Voices
Immediate Horyzon by Alessandro Cortini
Incandescence by Hollan Holmes
Reminiscence by Hélène Vogelsinger
Ricochet, Rubicon et Quichotte by Tangerine Dream
Music for compline by Stile Antico
Indigo Road by Ronn Mcfarlann
As Above So Below by Ferry Corsten
Idle Chatter by Paul Lansky
Volcano by Saycet
Shamal by Gong
The Serpent's egg by Dead Can Dance
Stasis Sounds for Long-Distance Space Travel II by Lake
Caverns of Time by Evan Bartholomew
and also : Mount Shrine, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Abul Mogard, Poemme, Forgotten Future
FKJ - specifically, the Cercle FKJ feature on YouTube filmed in the middle of Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCNlt5nvSI8
The "If Beale Street Could Talk" score by Nicholas Britell is always my go to!
Long time favourite soundtrack. From 1986. “37.2 degrees le matin” or as it was called in English. “Betty Blue” by the ever enchanting Gabriel Yared.