Music for calming a baby
I wanted to bring together music I enjoy that can be an alternative to the usual nursery rhymes and twee tunes which can be bombarded at children. This could potentially be a regular feature as more songs come to mind, but here’s a starter of six for a Friday afternoon:
Eric coates: By the sleepy lagoon
The theme tune from Desert Island Disks, this is a personal favorite of me and wifey.
Lemon Jelly: His Majesty King Raam
Possibly the most relaxing peice of modern music I’ve ever heard.
Lemon Jelly: Nice weather for ducks
An old man sings about ducks, and then flies around the countryside. Dancing rabbits are the icing on the cake.
Air: La Femme D’Argent
Most of the French duo’s work is pretty calming, but this is the best.
Badly Drawn Boy: The Shining
Damon Gough’s voice melts over this slick fallen rift deliciously.
Groove Armada: At The River
I can imagine this playing in the car as the family takes a trip to the seaside. Who isn’t fond of sand dunes and salty air?