Sometimes I can’t tell if my mood is driving the music I’m playing, or if the music is influencing my mood. I think it’s a little of both. But this Saturday morning, I’m waking up to another gentle day. The city is peaceful just behind my curtains, like a frozen postcard from a moment stuck in time. Only the clouds seem to move, announcing the passage of hours. I turn back to music, to feel something ‘changing’, and with it, emotions, perceptions and senses are all that I know that are signs of my ‘life’. Today’s soundtrack to the imaginary narrative is a piece by Richard Luke appropriately titled “Silent Story”. This track originally appeared on Luke’s 2019 release on Moderna titled Glass Island, and today we are honoured with a rework, this time accompanied by short thumping bass, and gorgeous string passages courtesy of Amira Bedrush-McDonald. This piece is taken from an upcoming EP, featuring additional reworks by Daigo Hanada, Aisling Brouwer, Jakob Lindhagen, Halftribe and Anna Pluto. I hope that it starts off your quiet May weekend, as it has revealed all that’s real in mine.
We’re all quietly immersed in our own personal narratives, it’s those intimate stories that are the most compelling to me as they evolve and define us in our lives without fanfare or publicity.