Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Zoe Keating - One Cello x 16: Natoma

Artist: Zoe Keating
Album: One Cello x 16: Natoma
Year: 2005
Length: 52 minutes, 35 seconds
Genre: Modern classical
Why I picked it up: Saw her perform during Live4Pakistan
Favourite tracks: Sun Will Set, Tetrishead
What I want to try next: Into the Trees, Julia Kent
Random lyric: Not applicable
Purchase: From the artist | Check your local music store!

Zoe Keating's music is, for me, an audible waterfall. The sounds she produces are beautiful and they just wash over me, nourishing my mind and soul. Really, who doesn't love the sound of strings?

I can't really describe the way the sounds of this album make me feel...it's a sort of peaceful calm, but not quite. It's more like when I listen to the music, nothing else matters or, indeed, nothing else exists. It makes me think of nature and trees and sky and all that's wild and free. It sort of takes me back to a place I might have been if I had been born thousands of years ago. Not a lot of music makes me feel that way. In fact, I can't think of anything else that might. It's a unique feeling and it surprised me. It was not a feeling I was anticipating when I looked up Zoe Keating and I don't expect it to be a feeling everyone gets when they hear her music. I like it, it makes me think about things I don't normally think about :)