Songs of the Month

Culturedarm’s Songs of the Month (May 2015)

And so after a late April comes a late May. But so good. HANA – ‘Clay’ ‘Clay’ is the debut song by HANA, a delicate and spacious ballad produced by her and Blood Diamonds, and released on 12 May. Written by HANA, it features her lucid voice atop the shimmering warmth of the HANA/Blood Diamonds co-production. HANA has been touring with…

Culturedarm’s Songs of the Month (April 2015)

A late edition this month, owing to the UK general election 2015 occupying the last couple of weeks; but here are plenty of words and some excellent songs and videos to – more than, I think – make up for it. Prince – ‘Uptown’ & ‘I Would Die 4 U’ I’ve been listening to these two songs by Prince on…

Culturedarm’s Songs of the Month (March 2015)

In truth, I didn’t listen to a lot of Joni Mitchell through the month of March. But – especially in the context of a piece concerning a number of related artists – it is worth wishing her well here, in light of her ongoing hospital stay. And over the past week I have given a few listens to both Blue and Mingus….

Culturedarm’s Songs of the Month (February 2015)

Let us go then, with a new series capturing some of my most listened to music of the past month. Listening lots does = endorsement. Joanna Newsom – ‘Only Skin’ (Live at BAM, 1 February, 2008) At almost seventeen minutes, ‘Only Skin’ is the longest composition on Ys; and it is densest piece on the album, not in terms of…