Almost two years ago I moved from Toledo, Ohio to rural western Kentucky, where I wrote, composed, and recorded a series of sixteen ambient instrumentals about living in the country called Rural Eminence. Most of the songs are nocturnes (I battle with insomnia) but there are a few daytime sounds in the collection as well.
Like a lot of things in the country, these songs can be used like tools. You can put them on while you’re studying or doing something productive. You can put them on to help unwind from a long stressful day. Play them as you prepare for sleep. You can also listen for the sake of hearing. There’s a lot going on in these recordings. I recommend a good pair of headphones.
There’s a bit of the rolling hills of Kentucky in each of the sixteen songs of Rural Eminence. Give ’em a listen. Share ’em around, if you feel so inclined. Let me know what you think. Stay safe, healthy, & sane out there, y’all.
All the best,
- Philpot Nocturne #1 Full Moon Rising
- Philpot Nocturne #2 Sleeping with the Window Open
- Philpot Nocturne #3 Night at the Green Barn
- Afternoon Thunderstorm, Late August
- Philpot Nocturne #4 As Dawn Approaches
- Philpot Nocturne #5 An Evening in November
- Philpot Nocturne #6 Night Drive with the Windows Down
- A Spring Morning on the Back Porch
- Philpot Nocturne #7 Heat Lightning
- Philpot Nocturne #8 An Autumn Rain
- Philpot Nocturne #9 Midnight on the Pond
- Philpot Nocturne #10 A Starry Night, End of May
- September Afternoons
- Philpot Nocturne #11 A January Night
- Narcissus & Forsythia
- Philpot Nocturne #12 Too Hot to Sleep