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Chapter 109: A Gathering Of Flowers

Floating pop, hymns & synth ballads

A peek behind the curtain: sometimes assembling these chapters is as simple as surveying a specific scene or genre, and sometimes it’s more about capturing a mood. These songs run the gamut from country pop to goth rock to 19th century opera, but there is a gossamer thread that connects them all like a Cloud Atlas tattoo, a blue yearning that can be tied to no particular time, the soaring sadness evoked by the wordless sighs of the Cocteau Twins. Listen, and you’ll understand.
1. Kate Bush

Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

2. Méav

I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls

3. Fleetwood Mac


4. My Bloody Valentine

Lose My Breath

5. Astrud Gilberto

I Will Wait for You

6. Cocteau Twins


7. Ultravox


8. Dead Can Dance

Persephone (The Gathering of Flowers)

9. Kate Bush

Wuthering Heights

10. Robert Wyatt