November 16, 2011
David Lynch has a solo album!? Sure enough, and it sounds just like you think it would. Crazy Clown Time sounds like it is just waiting for a film to be made for it. Pitchfork has an interesting review of the album plus music history about David Lynch. He held a make-the-video competition for two of the songs, “I Know” and “Good Day Today” and you can check out a lot of the finalist (and winners) on youtube. Here’s the official winner for “I Know.” This should be a mandatory own along side your Twin Peaks, Lost Highway, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, etc. …
August 1, 2011
I love Little Dragon. Love. A lot. I have a total girl crush on Yukimi Nagano, a voice crush on her, and a major all over love crush on the band’s sound. It just all always works for me. Electro pop that is very groove driven in such an effortless way. The third album, Ritual Union, is a dreamy listen. I can’t get enough of Nagano’s voice. There’s something so tribal about her delivery. This next video is a really old song of theirs that I love, I get lost in it. A perfect visual and musical moment.
March 25, 2011
Isobel Campbell (Belle & Sebastian) and Mark Lanegan’s (Screaming Trees) voices meld together with such lush deliciousness on their album Hawk. The in-between where his deep rough voice and her airy soft voice meet is pretty close to perfection. From the album, I tend to lean towards the more lite pop or lounge-y songs. “Come Undone” takes it to the next level. Would have been a perfect contender for the Trees Lounge soundtrack back in the day. Think modern day Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood.
February 1, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg’s new album IRM possesses a bit of everything (the album was mostly written, arranged and produced by Beck). Down tempo and moody with implications of folk and pop and something on the verge of noise.
I get lost inside the song-soundscape.