Have you ever heard Madredeus? If not I suggest you go take a listen. You’re in for a treat.
I first heard their music in the Wim Wenders movie Lisbon Story. Back in architecture school I took not one but two studios from Carlos Jimenez. Carlos’ studios were some of my favorites of the entire six years I spent in school, not just for the projects we designed, but for his gracious soft spoken yet self assured manner as well. He speaks in a calm metered tone despite his ten espressos a day, and he always has a story to tell. He also introduced us to a whole set of amazing architects and artists, for which I am very grateful. Carlos has a love for Wim Wenders movies, and while I can’t say that I fully understand them, I was immediately taken with the haunting music in Lisbon Story. So much so that I immediately went and bought a copy of the soundtrack, Ainda after class. Maybe it’s the fact that the music is not in English, or maybe it’s the soothing melodies, but it’s one of the only albums that I can listen to while I’m working. I get on kicks where it’s all I will listen to for entire days or weeks, and now with spotify I can listen to album after album of their beautiful music. Aaaah, heaven! Seriously, if you haven’t gone to listen yet, please do! It’s so amazing!
How about you? What have you been listening to lately that you just can’t get enough of? I am always excited to learn about new music!