some new music on emusic for me this month...
"qua" by cluster and "cluster and eno" by cluster and eno - ambient
electronica - GREAT discovery
"write your own history" by field music - bright folky pop
"condors" by nedry - trip hop and dubstep - sounds fantastic on our new speakers (in fact, they all do...)
"ovations" by piano magic - brooding theatrical rock
"goodbye falkenberg" by race horses - umm, this crazy. like Queen with electric ukeleles and Donovan and T Rex. retro fun
"a chorus of storytellers" by the album leaf - listening to it as i write. they're from iceland and every track sounds different from the last - folk-rock, orchestral, 80's electronic beats, chilled piano, strings. i love it all. what do those people in iceland do? sit in the house all day and play music?? sigur ros would have you believe they run around naked in the bush. (so you haven't seen the clip? but I digress) i doubt it. they are definitely making music indoors.
"the gulag orkester" by beirut - yes, the remarkable young man with the middle european sensibilities...
(heck thats worth the $40 a month subscription for me - 7 albums plus the last was a recent bonus track thingy)
"scratch my back" by peter gabriel - stunning set of covers, including bowie's "heroes", "i think it's going to rain today" which we have on a bette middler album, and paul simon's "the boy in the bubble" from the graceland album
and listening to - feist, lily allen, jack johnson, jonsi, corinne bailey rae, laura marling, mumford & sons, old jethro tull and james taylor, ali farka toure and toumani diabate, PLUS a few tracks from "fire in my bones" - old american gospel (I have some of this stuff and have started dragging it out! hmmm... pentecost worship idea happening.)
now, why does the audio driver on my Lexicon Omega keep crashing? trying to get some music of my own happening here! (band practice here tomorrow night. but that's another post!)