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Cottage Lullabies: a pastoral library mix
« on: May 20, 2020, 10:45:27 PM »

For my second guest mix at the long running music blog I Heart Noise, I decided to focus on that ever-present pastoral side of 70s-80s library music: tender, nostalgic tunes full of strings and timid flutes. The soundtrack for nostalgic daydreams at your local farm or your grandmother's old cottage.

As you can see, I aimed to give the cover a distinctly 'dusty old novel your mom might have read as a kid' look with the size and Jessie Willcox Smith artwork!

This is a little more accessible than my eighties mixes too: not only is it just 43 mins long, but it's available on Mixcloud, much more reliable these days than 8Tracks. Take a look here:

In Youtube PL form too:

John Cameron & Paul Martin – Moment Of Warmth (Little Creatures, Bruton)
Fiachra Trench – Reminiscence (Pastorale, KPM)
Paul Williams – Wistful Dreams (Memories, Parry Music)
Eugene Cines – Natures Colours (Seeds In The Wind, KPM)
Brian Bennett – Drifting Shapes (Tone Poems, Bruton)
Richard Harvey – The Water Garden (life cycles 2, KPM)
James Clarke – Running Waters (Nature Study Vol. 1, Bruton)
Dick Walter & Eugene Cines – Quiet Reflection (Seeds In The Wind, KPM) [YouTube Only]
James Clarke – Midsummer Haze (Country Calendar, Music House) [YouTube Only]
Joel Vandroogenbroeck – Romantic Garden (Open Air Impressions, Coloursound)
David Snell – Recollections (Reflections, Bruton)
 Adone Grossi – Fiumi e Salici (Agreste/Bucolico, Commenti Musicali) [YouTube Only]
Andre Tschaskowski – Personal Mood 2 (Emotionally, Coloursound)
 Volker Kriegel & The Groove-Combination – The Gentle Old Man (Leaf, Biton)
 Johnny Pearson – Autumn Reverie 60-Second Edit (Piano and Orchestra 1, KPM)
 John Fiddy & Norman Candler – Tender Feeling 2 (Softly, Sonoton) [Mixcloud Only]
Andre Tschaskowski – Sentimental View 1 (Emotionally, Coloursound)
 Keith Mansfield – Wonderlust (Soft Horizons, KPM)
 Brian Bennett – Summer Reverie (Love’s Themes, KPM)
 Robert Viger – Limpidite (Climats, Musique Pour L’Image)
 Paul Williams – Pretty Flowers (Electric Piano Solos, Bruton)
 Jim Lawless – Rest (Reflections, Bruton)
 Nino Nardini – Morning Dew (Nature – Nocturne, L’Illustration Musicale)
 John Tender & Mladen Franko – Sweet Dreams 2 (Children Pets And Clowns, Coloursound)