This collection of music is the result of my friend Irshad Manji suggesting I record a selection of late-night songs that she could put on while working. Not background music but music to fuel a creative spirit without getting in the way of the workflow. Irshad had been staying with us, had heard me playing some of these songs, and found they helped her thinking process.

After work, I have often played the piano and used music to unwind. I can’t listen to music while working because I end up focusing on the bass line or a particular instrument and before long time has evaporated and I have no work to show for it. I’m glad that music has the opposite effect for Irshad and hopefully for many others. Enjoy.

Graphic design by Raymond Helkio