Thomas Bartlett is a founder member of The Gloaming, whose new album is the Society of Sound download for February, available now. Bartlett produced the new album as well as plays piano. Here he gives us an insight into some of the artists and music that has been most important in his life.
Meshell Ndegeocello – Good Day Bad, from Comet, Come to Me
Meshell Ndegeocello has always been fascinating and brilliant, but she’s hit a just unbelievable stride in the last few years. Her three most recent records are pretty much all I’m listening to right now.
Gavin Bryars – Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet
“because I like to wake up to it”.
Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
“because I like to fall asleep to it.”
Billie Holiday – I’m a Fool to Want You from Lady in Satin
“Any late Billie Holiday.”
Chris Whitley’s – Dirt Floor.
Erykah Badu – Window Seat, from New Amerykah Part Two: Return of The Ankh
“Erykah Badu is the best and subtlest of bandleaders.”
Sam Amidon – Blue Mountains, from Lily-O
“Everyone should be listening to Sam Amidon all of the time.”
Andras Schiff playing Bach’s French Suites
“the first album I ever bought”