Fall is probably my favorite time of the year. I love the cooler weather, the jackets, the smell of burning leaves (less of that since I moved to New Jersey). Shorter days mean longer nights and more opportunities to get out and take long exposure photos at night. I love Halloween and Thanksgiving. I love hearty comfort food, stews, chili and other traditionally fall-ish foods. And I love fall music. There's no science about this, of course, but it's music that strikes me as indelibly autumnal. Slow, languorous, melancholy and a bit chilly, it always puts me in a certain mood and makes any long, cool walk thorough leaf-strewn sidewalks more cinematic. And there's no music that fits that category more than the albums that Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto produced in the aughts.