It has been a while since I put some music here. I don't know about you, but at the moment I am a bit in a classical and film music mode, so here are some things to enjoy:
Deportation / Iguazu by Gustavo Santaolalla
For those of you who have seen Babel recently, you will instantly recognize this hauntingly beautiful piece of music. Gustavo's work is excellent as are the other songs on the Babel soundtrack, which is spread out over 2 cds and incorporates a lot of styles and influences, an intricate tapestry, just like the movie.
The Illusionist - Philip Glass
Philip Glass, you love it or you hate it, there doesn't seem to be a middleground when it comes to this man and his minimal music. The soundtrack for the Illusionist is again a nice piece of work and this main theme is instantly recognizable to those who know any of Glass' other works. (he also did the Notes on a Scandal soundtrack, which is better enjoyed in its entirety, than as seperate songs)
I love Magnatune! They let you listen to everything for free, with just a little note at the end of each song. I can always find something new and interesting there.
Bach: Transcriptions of Italian Music by The American Bach Soloists has been one of these finds. A very vibrant and emotive performance of two very accessible works by Bach in his lighter mood. Especially the first part of the cd, the Concerto for Four Harpsichords is fantastic. Lots of energy and swirling musical motives.