The National's Bryce Dessner is always staying busy. He recently worked on new albums by Taylor Swift, Sufjan Stevens, and more, and he also just put out his own modern classical album, Impermanence/Disintegration, on 37d03d, the label he runs with his brother Aaron and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon (order yours).
To celebrate the release, Bryce made us a list of 14 pieces of music that inspired his new album. "This is all music I’ve been listening to this last year as I composed Impermanence/Disintegration," he tells us. "Some of these tracks are instrumental sounds and textures that I’m always drawn back to and others are songs that feel timeless. It’s music from different countries and different eras but it all feels related to me."