My girlfriend and I had a music night the other day and this is one of the songs she played. I like it when you listen to a song and immediately think, I want to hear that again. You know that something is really going right. I think Grimes is this generations answer to Björk, she has the same kind of strange experimental music, slightly otherworldly vocals, and seems to just operate on a different level to most other musicians. And she’s a bit weird too. For example she has a new album coming out in Feb next year (Miss_Anthropocene) which is about a demon that lives in space and loves the thought of an apocalypse… Yeah, ok. This track is one of the singles she’s recently dropped, and I’ve really enjoyed it’s ethereal nature. I think I prefer the edited version but can’t seem to find that one on youtube, so here’s the full length. Do yourself a favour and play it but don’t watch the visualiser.
Grimes – So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth
Hello strangers, I see it’s been about 2 and a half years since I dropped off the face of the earth. Sorry about that. I actually thought I’d written something about how that might happen, but apparently all I did was drop a bunch of “hints” with songs about “the end”, and now I reread my posts, I see that could have been taken the wrong way. My bad!
Anywho I’m back and feel like I have enough time on my hands to tackle a variety of projects, this being one of them. I know that last time I managed to post 5x a week, and while I’d love to pull that off, I may have to lower my standards ever so slightly. I’ll aim for 2, and if I can do more, then hoorays all round! A little like my return (though more acclaimed), I’m posting a band who also dropped off the radar for a number of years. This is Do Make Say Think, a Canadian instrumental band, and if you don’t know of them, then it’s time to rectify that.
“Do Make Say Think has been widely celebrated as one of the preeminent instrumental rock bands of the 90s-00s. Stubborn Persistent Illusions is the group’s first album in eight years – and a stellar addition to one of the most consistent, inventive, exuberant, satisfying, and critically acclaimed discographies in the ‘post-rock’ canon.”
Do Make Say Think – Return, Return Again
Is this guy singing into a fan? Or is he just a little bit nervous? Either way it’s a tad unusual. I’ll admit it took a couple of listens before I really got into this track but now I rather enjoy it. Something about that crunchy guitar and the various styles the song flips between is kinda satisfying.
Zeds Dead – Stardust
This weeks ‘Tidal’ themed tune is by the ambient/electronic artist Loscil. This track has a lot more energy than his previous stuff, possibly reflective of his new album, though I can’t say for sure as I haven’t yet listened to it. I probably should. It’s…
Loscil – Red Tide
Well this is not a good start for summer, only one week in and I’ve just received a solid and respectable burn from Mr Sun. Great. So here is a soothing indie number to help relieve the heat. It’s Islands, who earlier this year released two albums. Most respectable Islands, well done.
Islands – Sun Conure
Here’s something to mildly counteract the tone of yesterdays song (and potentially tomorrow’s one too… he says with ominous overtones). It’s pretty cheery and got a nice upbeat… ummm… beat to it. Yes. At some point in the near future I’ll try pop up a song off their latest album. But until then, this is off of 2013’s album Ultramarine.
Young Galaxy – What We Want
I’m surprised I haven’t posted anything from this album before. This is hands down, one of the best albums I’ve listened to on headphones (bonus points in the dark). There are so many intricacies and snippets of sounds throughout it, it’s great for just listening with one’s undivided attention or as a soundtrack for whatever creative project takes your fancy.
Exist Strategy – Unquiet Mind
Heck I’m gonna throw another song in there just for good measure – an ironically titled song…
Exist Strategy – One Too Many