This week I'm listening to Ludovico Einaudi, specifically his compilation album entitled 'Islands'.
Don't make me try to pronounce that name, because I sure as hell won't be able to!
Genre's suitable for: Contemporary, historical, fantasy, romance, general background writing music
Personal highlights: I giorni, Primavera, Divenire, Ancora
This album is just great for writing either the romantic parts, or for anything really, you can just put this album on and totally forget what's going on around you and just write!
The main instrument on most of the album is a piano, and only a piano. Sometimes there are collaborations with other instruments, mostly string, but most of the time it's just him and his piano! You may have already heard some of the music, as it's very popular with film & tv soundtracks, along with a few TV adverts! It's a very calming sound compared some of the music that I will be recommending in later "MTWT" instalments!
If I can't sleep, I stick this album on quietly and it doesn't take long for me to drift off on the beautiful melodies!