Thursday, 10 May 2012

Listening to this week...

Dreamy melodies...

Continuing the saga of how to blog and feed a four week old baby for hours on end and huge thanks to a friend that makes slings that makes my hands freer to type, I’m going to blog what I listened to just now. This is about sharing a mish mash of kind of sleepy music in a slightly erratic way. It’s all pretty current (I haven’t time to check exactly) but perhaps not breaking news. Attention to detail will resume probably some time in 2013. Until then, enjoy with me...

School of Seven Bells - Reappear

First is School of Seven Bells, dreamy loveliness is their speciality even since the demise of a third member. I loved 'Half Asleep' which defines me currently.The video for 'Reappear' from current album 'Ghostory' is a bit short filmic-ishly epic; it starts with an angst ridden answer message, skip that bit if you’re short on time like me and can’t be bothered with a sad story, then float away with the melody backed by very low bleepy fli stuff. Nice swirly bubble music basically. The album ‘Ghostory’ is out now, do a googly search via Amazon and buy it.

Marissa Nadler- The Wrecking Ball Company

Marissa Nadler with ‘The Wrecking Ball Company’ is from Boston; gorgeousness, beautiful voice and lovely shoes. What more could you ask for? Sometimes only folky dream pop will do, I've been missing Bat For Lashes lately.

Haunting and melancholic, her more recent offerings have earned notice from Mojo and Rolling Stone, don't let that put you off though.  Nadler is not a newbie by any means but her introspective melodies are definitely worth listening out for. Her new album 'The Sister' is due out on May 29th.

HTRK- Synthetik

HTRK (pronounced 'Hate Rock') with ‘Synthetik’ are a moody electronic duo, sounding as eerie as a David Lynch soundtrack.You would think they would be from somewhere that lacks daylight but actually they come from sunny Melbourne.

The antidote to this is great songs with creepy odd videos. Jump on this link ‘Love Triangle’ too, a bit icky to view unless you have a seafood fetish… The album Work (work, work)  was out last year and is full of doom laden romantic strangeness.  Growing loooove for them.

Very important and creative people probably directed all these videos.  I found them all here, a very nice tumbly upon. I will of course use just having a baby as an excuse to blog music in a rush rush away again. It was very liberating.

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