One of my favourite times to listen to music is when I can no longer find anything on Youtube or Netflix to continue keeping me from sleep. When it is definitely beyond a reasonable hour for me to still be up, but somehow drifting off in complete silence feels like some sort of surrender. I know I should be going to sleep, but the reality that the next day will not have any relaxed and lazy moments like this until at least another 20 hours is a bit disheartening.
Maybe it's because I've never been much of a dreamer. When I turn out the lights, I tend to just sleep. Like a robot that's been unplugged. So the morning alarm comes in what feels like seconds. So I like to stretch those end of the day moments out as long as I can, because those moments are a good time to get some undistracted thinking done. It's not necessarily productive thinking. Often it's about all the things I was supposed to get done but didn't. Or how I really don't know what I'm doing or what I want to do with my life. Which sounds depressing when you write it down, but it's actually quite therapeutic. And it's thinking that needs to be done, because without it, one can fall in to a pretty repetitive cycle. And there's no better time to do that kind of thinking then right before you sign off from another shift of being conscious.
And this is a pretty perfect album for that occasion.