Music of the Month - Feb 2022
February was a weird month for me. I tested positive for Covid, and it just knocked me out for a couple of weeks. I was amazed at how long I stayed sick. I wasn’t able to do a whole lot, and staring at my computer wasn’t really an option, so I spent a lot of time listening to new music, and listening intently without doing anything else. I always find this the best way to truly experience an album: sit down, put on some headphones, and listen through the entire album.
Album of the Month
My album of the month for February is Love by Amen Dunes. I’ve only briefly listened to Amen Dunes in the past, never his full albums. The only song of his that I would have recognized was Song of the Siren, but I randomly came across the song Love which lead me to the album which I immediately listened to in its entirety. This album brings you on a journey through joy, grief, heartbreak, and solace. It’s a great album to listen to when you don’t feel well and just want to immerse yourself in some low frills authentic good music. Fun fact, some of the members from Godspeed You! Black Emperor, one of my favorites, played on this album. If you know GY!BE you’ll understand why this is notable seeing how radically different this albums is than anything they’ve put out. This is a fantastic album.
Song of the Month
I listened to a lot of jazz this month. If it wasn’t for the album above, the album this next song came off of could have also easily been the album of the month for me. The song of the month for me this month was Glad to be Unhappy by Paul Desmond. Such a smooth chill song. If you’re unfamiliar with Paul Desmond this entire album, also named Glad to be Unhappy, is a great introduction.
See you next month