Eluvium is a guy who makes ambient music. He mixes different approaches to it, but every once in a while, he just goes with a simple piano track. And this particular one, I can't get enough of. If I want to listen to something soothing that makes me forget about everything, I'll go straight with Caroling. It's so simple, and yet it's one of the most beautiful piano pieces I've ever heard.
Discovered that last month. Pretty fantastic. I was listening to mashups with my boss on the way home from our shoot tonight, wish I'd remembered this one. Though The Final Countdown x Smells Like Teen Spirit was pretty damn good.
He has two. I'm a big fan. I've seen him live a few years ago and I had the time of my life. I think music is his first love, and I wish people would stop associating him with House, because his talent shows much more with music and his British comedy years.
Also if y'all ain't doing it already, listen to Seasick Steve. Country blues rockin' with homemade instruments, a long-ass beard and a damn fine voice that has more range than you'd expect from this former hobo. I can't get enough of it, his music wakes me up and gets me groovin'. He also makes so great ballads. It's basically a banjo and guitar lovefest.
It's so bizarre because I have a really hard time thinking of Hugh Laurie as House. House is just such a separate unique thing apart from my understanding of Hugh Laurie that he's basically a different person.