It turns out you can make some pretty great music with a just cello and looper. And given that cello is one of my favorite instruments to listen to, it follows as no surprise I like Zoe Keating’s stuff. Her 2010 album, Into the Trees is a great album to put on and relax to. That isn’t to say that the music is dull–just the opposite, some of the sounds she gets out of her cello prove to be incredible surprises.
“Optimist” is up for free download on her Bandcamp site, where you can also preview some of her other stuff.