Finally, some news from Jamie Lidell… according to the Warp Records site this is rehearsal for the live show and this is a song from the upcoming album. I for one can not wait…
Went on an afternoon trip to a nearby mountain called Hanging Rock. You know, as many times as I have been there I have never seen an actual hanging rock of any kind. Strange. Well, most of the photos I took were shots of my brother because we ended up in a shooting war of some sort but one way or another I did end up with a couple of images that I thought may make nice desktops. One is a nice landscape shot that some of you who were around way back in the twistedsun.net days might remember seeing before… as well as a desktop to show off my favorite new toy, my Canonet.
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I have been in a somewhat slow mood these past few days for reasons I wont get into here, but in this time I have found myself falling in love with music that is just barely music. Music so fragile, simple, and organic that it drifts in and out of my listening seamlessly. It gives my mind a place to sit while I work. I guess you could say I’ve had trouble focusing which is why this music has been so great to have around. I think the buzzword for this genera at the moment is folktronica, which I remember first hearing used with the release of a Greg Davis album. In essence, its electronic music made using more acoustic sounds like guitar or piano but using the computer to compose and sequence the songs. I never put much validity into the idea of these countless amounts of sub-genera’s these days but I’m telling you all of this simply as a reference as what to expect.
At any rate, the album that has really sucked me in this past week is an album by Daisuke Miyatani called Diario. It is one of the most subtle things I have heard in a long time and the more I listen to it the more it fades into me in some way that I cant explain. Full of lo-fi sampling and loose, quiet plucked guitars. At times songs will trail off and disappear suddenly which I didn’t really like at first but the more I listen the more I like these sudden endings on a few of the songs, it helps bring you back to the present after getting lost in the song.
So anyone in the need of some great thinking music should check out this album. Here is a link to the amazon mp3 page (not an affiliate link) and a link to the labels page. I think I may discuss more artists from this genera in the future as I have taken a liking to many of them…
Part two of my Europe desktop packs. This time from Paris. Honestly not my favorite of the bunch but nice none the less. I think at this point in the trip my mind was starting to wander elsewhere…
Pardon the stupid youtube video player version of this. It just so happened to be the only place I could find online that had a steam of this song that I was able to easily able to embed here in a post. Take a moment, its a great song. really.
No good reason for this title. This is the back side of a fireplace where the dusty remains of the fire comes out after it piles up inside. I have seen this for years and years but I never noticed the litle fire symbol for some reason. I took this photo a while ago but remembered it and thought I would post it as a desktop.
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