Track of the Day – 01.26.16
Bruce Soord – Willow Tree
My latest track of the day is Willow Tree by Bruce Soord. I first heard it on a sample from Kscope, a UK record label specializing in “post-progressive sounds”. It’s an excellent sampler, with every track being worth listening to. Usually with sampler albums, I tend to have one or two favorites, and then the other tracks I tend to discard and not listen to again, but this one I’m still listening to all tracks.
The stand out track for me though is Willow Tree by Bruce Soord. Until this sampler from Kscope I’d never heard of Bruce Soord. He’s the lead singer with Pineapple Thief, who I’ve heard of, but they’re not a band I’ve listened to.
I’ve just downloaded the album from Kscope, and on first listen it sounds brilliant! There’s a neat review of the album on the Proglodytes website, here’s the link
And here’s Willow Tree by Bruce Soord, my Track of the Day
Welcome to my first Free Music Friday post, where I’ll be highlighting the free music I’ve managed to acquire, legitimately I hasten to add, from my various sources. Being a music fan can be quite an expensive business, so any free music is most welcome, especially if it introduces me to some new artists. So enough of my waffle, onto the music.
My first collection came from Kscope, which I came across following a recommendation from a member of the Big Big Train Facebook group to which I belong.
Featuring music from North Atlantic Oscillation, ENGINEERS (Official Page),Se Delan, Nordic Giants, Anathema, Lunatic Soul – official, The Pineapple Thief, Gazpacho Official (the Norwegian band), Iamthemorning, Steven Wilson
Having listened to the album, my favourite track is Cold by Lunatic Soul, but they’re all well worth a listen. Just to illustrate my point about sample albums such as this introducing you to new music, of the ten artists on the album, Steven Wilson is the only one I have in my music collection. Earlier this year I purchased the excellent The Raven That Refused to Sing.
The Steven Wilson track featured on this collection is his version of Abba‘s The Day Before You Came, which is somewhat different to the original, to say the least.