I've been a fan of Daniel Lanois ever since his stunning debut album "Acadie" was released in 1989. Lanois is mostly famous and renowned for his singular production work on albums that have defined our times, with artists such as U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris.
Amidst all the work to create and produce landmark recordings with these musicians and others, he has managed to release his own albums, featuring his distinctive sound. His newest release, "Here is What Is" is the accompanying soundtrack to his soon-to-be-released documentary film of the same name. I can't stop listening, and losing yourself in Lanois' soundscapes is a rare pleasure. You can sample and download the album here.