Time to go time-travelling again! This time, to the year 1995, and the type of music I was listening to in college dorm rooms and back home. My first year as a law school undergraduate started in June 1995, but earlier that year, I’d started formally learning classical guitar and was also working on training my voice/vocal chords all on my own, and learning the principles of painting from scratch through various art books borrowed from the municipal council public library. So the music I was listening to was not all stuff that was released in 1995. I was also discovering the world of classical guitar, and I was writing. A lot. Which means I was listening to a lot of classical music while painting. And the painting was inspiring fever-dream visions type of writing. Some of which have already published. So much of Watermyth (particularly Aila’s POV) is an homage to those years. But the main reason for today’s time travel is because people have discovered (or re-discovered) Kate Bush, who is huge in my world. So I’ve been saved by her discography all week. Which reminds me of how much I’d been listening to Kate Bush in 1995. Anyway, enjoy!
Just –– Radiohead
Shape of My Heart — Sting
The Man With The Child In His Eyes — Kate Bush
Venus As A Boy — Bjork
Silent All These Years — Tori Amos
No Rain — Blind Melon
Better Man — Pearl Jam
Sour Times — Portishead
Bach Changes — John Williams
Not gonna lie, my first classical guitar cassette ever was a compilation — The Best of John Williams, and I was quite horrified by the disco–fied Bach versions. But this kind of grew on me. However, by far my favourite track on the album is El Tuno, which if I am not mistaken is his own composition. Anyway, I have discovered The Height Below (1973) on Spotify and plan on listening to it later.