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Baker's Dozen

These Vibrated Me: Josh T. Pearson's Favourite Music
Nick Hutchings , May 23rd, 2018 09:03

Josh T. Pearson guides Nick Hutchings through the personally sacred songs of his Baker's Dozen, from the Bad Seeds to Gorecki, Spiritualized to MBV and why Texas ranchers were no fan of Morrissey's work ethic


Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Die Tote Stadt
Korngold, this is maybe my favourite piece of music, one of my favourite songs in the list. It's an opera I've seen a couple of times. There are pieces in there that will just floor you. The main motif that runs through it is about a man who's getting over his dead wife and keeps seeing recurring visions of her and he can't let go of it. Ah, oh man the music is so, so sublime with this one tune, it's just devastating when he finally gets his release at the end and it finally comes back and he gets this angel in the music. The angel says it's going to be ok, and the clouds open and he moves on.