Dunno if I know seven people here, but I definitely have seven hot songs at the moment...
Ah, my last.fm charts tell an embarrassing tale for me this week. I've had a few things on heavy repeat. The adjective they have in common is "floating".
Mike Foyle / "Shipwrecked"
Sunlounger / "White sand"
These two tracks open Armin van Buuren's A state of trance 2006, which is my current writing music. Melodic. "Shipwrecked" is more compositionally complex than "White sand", which is a standard repeat-and-build guitar thing. Have sought out more Mike Foyle.
Pole Folder / "Apollo Vibes"
Progressive kinda downtempo trance. Vibey rhythm with Apollo mission samples over the top. Mellow.
Alex Gold / "String Theory"
Floating endlessly unresolved, beat never quite kicking in. Complex, layered. Nice track to use as an opener for a playlist that builds and moves.
Chicane / "Halcyon"
Repeat and build, breakdown, introduce melodic element, repeat and build. Enjoy the perfect production.
Robyn Hitchcock / "She doesn't exist"
The only vocal track in the list. Heartbreaking. Stripped arrangement, heavy on that arpeggiated chiming Rickie.
Orbital / "One perfect sunrise"
The last track on Orbital's last record. My current playlist-of-obsession opens with "Belfast", first track on the Hartnoll brothers' first record, and ends with this. More with the floaty stuff! I hate the Blue Album otherwise. (video of a live performance)
Not tagging anybody, but tell me what you're listening to and why. I love listening to new music.