"At the top of the world, there's an island, a place where the sun never shines/ But the people don't care because the snow over there is so bright, they nearly go blind"
The day is coming to a close and I am enjoying a rare moment of solitude enhanced by inspiring music to keep me company. Some nights I am wiling to forfeit a few hours of sleep in order to engage in some active listening with a few of my favourite tracks. It is sacred space for me.
This evening my musical journey has taken me back to the shores of Iceland again (proportionally a nation that has produced a more than its fair share of brilliant music lately), with the quartet Amiina and their collaboration with the late Lee Hazelwood.
Hilli (At The Top of The World) is sleepy fairy tale with an environmental message. Hazelwood's fragile and crackly voiced narrative (apparently the last thing he recorded before he died) is enhanced by the quartet's subtle and sprightly instrumental. Enjoy this journey;