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Truly beautiful, almost minimalist dreamy pop from an Asian person that sounds just like how you would imagine a lonely night in Tokyo to sound like. Certainly a frontrunner for "Best Album To Listen To In The Coming Cold Months Of 2010" award.
Brendan Perry is the male half of brilliant Australian gothic/neoclassical/post punk act Dead Can Dance. His solo music definitely carries some of the aesthetic traits of his work with DCD but it's far more sparse instrumentally. I like to think of it as a combination of dream pop and folk. Whatever this sonic amalgamation's identity, it's mind-bendingly beautiful. His voice suits the acoustic guitar and occasional flourishes of string incredibly well, and his lyrics are affecting. People who like Trespassers William and The Cure should definitely be interested in this guy's work.
Romantic period classical from one of my favourite composers. This piece is program music telling the story of an artist who has lost his love and poisons himself. The symphony was strange at the time due to the fact that it was comprised of five movements, not 4, which was the norm and strictly adhered to. The music is exceptional, my favourite being the fourth movement: