This tune goes out to some great people that I get to see soon.
They are: The Foges Family. Brian Foges originally recommended this album in CubikMusik: Two.
I found out today that I am heading home to Ireland for Christmas. It was touch and go as to whether I would get back but it all worked out. I get to go home after 2 1/2 years since I was last there.
As I was driving home tonight I was trying to find a tune in my trusty ipod that would cover the feelings that I have about this great news. As those who know me will attest I am a sentimental old fool so the choice of this tune will not surprise them. Well, not the tune itself, rather the title.
'As If You've Never Been Away' just sums it up really. I will walk in the door of my family's or friend's homes and it will be like I never left. Isn't that what it is all about?
So-this tune is really not just dedicated to the 'Foges Family' but to all my family and friends that I get to see at Christmas.
So, here is Brian's recommendation:
Artist: Ulrich Schnauss
Title: Far Away Trains Passing By
Label: City Centre Offices
I love this dude's name. This was actually released in 2001 but I only got wind of this last year. Lovely slice of shimmering electronica - very melodic and hook-laden. Not unlike The Cocteau Twins in bed with Boards of Canada. Might be a bit twee for some tastes, but I found it infectious. Great for these frosty winter mornings....