There is so much to love about this track from Kikagaku Moyo. It manages to sound perfectly modern while still bearing the influence of music from my parents’ collections – I haven’t heard a musician seriously discuss the Incredible String Band since 1979. Too often when I’m writing or editing, the soundtrack needs to be dark and heavy. Kodoma makes me feel like I’m walking through my favorite section of the prairie near my home, a place where I spent many of my happiest hours of childhood and adolescence. As such, it’s earned its place as the final song in my writing playlists – something I can reward myself with in the late hours of the evening. It’s a song that can direct me toward my dreams, away from my nightmares.