A gentle, soft set of atmospheric/ambient recordings, coaxed mostly via the piano, this is Petrichor by German composer Harnes Kretzer. It brings to mind – in the tone, in the spacing and placing of the notes – some of the gentler moments in the soundtrack work of David Lynch’s go-to guy, Angelo Badalamenti – there are moments the bring to mind, a shadowy sketch of those proud chords that signal the Twin Peaks theme, or some of the music from The Straight Story.
There’s the always light crackle of electronic ambience and so for that – and for the stateliness of the piano playing (particularly on Damped) I thought also of some of Nils Frahm’s work.
This has been my new favourite late-late-night/early-early-morning music. Perfect for drifting off to sleep at the end of a long shift, also the gentle assurance you need at the very start of the day after not so much sleep. I’m also in one of those states – so this has been the constant soundtrack of late. And it’s perfect. And lovely.