Moonlight in October

This lovely ambient album by Puppy Bordiga is one of my favourite albums of 2020. He describes it as new music for new times.

He goes on: October was always a month of before and after, leaving its mark on us, so I tried to reflect that characteristic in this new work. This work is not intended to be programmatic music, but if you like, it could be another relaxation tape (at least some parts), for your enjoyment. The instrumentation varies throughout the tracks, but was mostly done with keyboards, along with some sustained (barely noticeable) notes here and there with Guitar & FX. Listening at medium to low volume levels is recommended.

Your soul is a chosen landscape
Where charming masquerades and dancers are promenading,
Playing the lute and dancing, and almost
Sad beneath their fantastic disguises.

While singing in a minor key
Of victorious love, and the pleasant life
They seem not to believe in their own happiness
And their song blends with the moonlight,

With the sad and beautiful moonlight,
Which sets the birds in the trees dreaming,
And makes the fountains sob with ecstasy,
The slender water streams among the marble statues.

Paul Verlaine, 1869.

You can see all my favourite 2020 albums by clicking here.

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