Without a doubt, among the instruments of the world my favorite is piano. I’ve got a baby grand of my own, and whenever the house is silent I gently fill it with my notes. Piano has become such a force in contemporary electronic, ambient, and of course, modern classical music, that I’ve devoted an entire category to the albums in my Best Of lists, and called it Music For Watching The Snow Slowly Fall In The MoonlightTo showcase his favorite selections, Cedric has compiled a two plus hour mix of piano works by everyone from Nils Frahm to Brandt Brauer Frick and Sun Ra! Here are more words from Cedric:

From slow and ambient to strings and beats, ignoring labels and genres, as long as it’s got the right touch. Just one rule I came up with for this mixtape: no piano = no go! Compiled as background music to read a book, pet your cats, take a walk, or watch the world fly by…

I hope you’ll enjoy…

Tosca – Slow Hell (Session 6)
Dakota Suite – The End of Trying Part IV
Bruno Sanfilippo – Aquarelle Sur Bois
Erik Satie – Gymnopédies: No. 1
Bugge Wesseltoft – Like Someone in Love
Sun Ra – When There Is no Sun
Bersarin Quartett – Nachtblind
Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Stare A1
Tomáš Dvorák – The Glasshouse With Butterfly
Murcof – Rios
Wesseltoft & Schwarz – Kammermusik
Brandt Brauer Frick – Pretend
Hauschka – Girls
Piano Overlord – Walk Home
Broadcast – Chord Simple
The Bad Plus – Flim
Patrick Lee – Brokesoul
Nicolas Jaar – Specters of the Future
Jon Hopkins – The Low Places
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – By This River
Mama!Milk – The Moon
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – We Played Some Open Chords And Rejoiced, For The Earth Had Circled The Sun Yet Another Year
Nils Frahm – Familiar
Maxence Cyrin – Where Is My Mind?
Gonzales – Overnight
Nils Frahm – Said and Done
Dustin O’Halloran – Opus 55
Moinho – To Baltika
Fabrizio Paterlini – Week 8
Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune
Johann Johannson – Jól & Karen
Jon Brion – Theme (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Kid Koala – Goodbye

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