What I’m listening to: Spring 2016

A random musical update from a nice spring day!

I got hold of a Steven Wilson album I’ve been wanting for a while; Hand Cannot Erase. I’m itching to try and work out piano music for the title track, but it might have to wait until my hands are obeying my brain *sighs* but I’ve also been recommended his latest album, so that’s gone on my list.

I finally got my signed copy of BT’s Electronic Opus, whee! I absolutely love love love this album; it was one of my go-to ones for writing over NaNoWriMo and Christmas. My favourite track is These Silent Hearts, but Skylarking is a close second. The boys have been working on a really nice sub and got it up and running over the weekend, and BT was one of the first things we tried. Wow-eee.

I’ve been waking up with Frank Turner in my head – mostly If I Ever Stray and The Way I Tend To Be. I have no idea why, but it could be worse!

I also spent a large chunk of NaNoWriMo writing to Mumford & Sons latest album, Wilder Mind. Ditmas is my favourite, but The Wolf and Wilder Mind are a very close second, and I think most of Golden Trust was written to Wilder Mind! The entire album is very good, even if it did take me a couple of listens to get used to their new style.

And finally, a random track on a random recommendation: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Soundtrack – A Phantom Pain.

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at writingandcoe.co.uk. When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.