Andrew Rothschild – Eunoia
A folktronica track from Andrew Rothschild. I’m assuming that he’s not part of the Rothschild dynasty. Anyhow, folktronica is a rather awkward genre, often done badly and not sitting easily in electronica or folk. But Eunoia is a rather lovely example of when it’s done right.
Eunoia is a term from rhetoric. It means the goodwill a speaker cultivates between himself/herself and his/her audience, a condition of receptivity. It comes from the Greek word εὔνοια, meaning “well mind” or “beautiful thinking”. I didn’t know that. I just wiki’d it. There’s a lot of goodwill and connection in this track. Steel guitar sounds open and then gets filled out with electronics and other instruments to leave a tune of wide open spaces and longing for connection.