Haunting, distressed and urgent. Decidedly agoraphobic, this tune shies away from mainstream rock’s pathos and grand ambitions. Matt Berninger’s deep vocal takes the listener on a tour of the hallways of the grey zone of life.
The National showing a more solemn side to rock and roll.
I am in my weird corner this time. These bunny mask wearing maniacs use effects on everything from vocals to guitars and drum machines. This songs is exactly what it says; not human at all.
The human touch is distinctly absent from this spheric piece of madness. The weird melodic twist of it is what makes it so appealing. The oddity is so overwhelming that the aural experience is only part of it. With the noisy crescendo it really is a bombardment of the senses.
A little more “normal” Ghost Society is a mellow soft spoken pop effort that emphasizes melodies and the total experience with their airy engulfing brand of noisy electro pop.
The high vocal adds a distinct brilliance that shimmers on top of the rest of composition. The almost ivory guitar lines weave and twist their way out of the speakers providing a blanket of sound for the listener’s mind to be wrapped in.
I apologize for being absent and failing to update this blog as often as I used too, but I am redirecting my energy into actually making and producing music. I went on a hiatus about the time I started this blog. Hence, if this blog will not be updated as often you now know why.
An ode to the great city of Copenhagen. Kira and her cracking band offer up this slow tortured piece as a celebration of qualities of the city and how engrained it is in her.
Lo-Fi is her brand and the sound is profoundly low quality which underlines the the agonizing vibe of the song. The subtle horns provide an air like backdrop to the otherwise heavy and inflexible composition.
Melodic/melancholic electro duo Phantogram are completely new to me and, admittedly, had my ear from the get go. Plenty of weird noises and quirky hooks from this two man group. refined and high pitched vocals go great with the melodic renderings of the slightly distorted guitar.
That in itself is great, but not innovative. Add the electronic universe of ambience and moods they’ve created make Phantogram a unique experience.
We’ve heard this before, but this time she is from a different part of the world. Denmark produced this minimalist, melancholic pianist, with a thing for pop melodies. Light and bleak at the same time this refined piece of pop is great for sad walks home at night.
Two of the best new vocalist Denmark has produced in recent memory: Kira Skov & Marie Fisker.
Both artist have flourishing solo careers Fisker appearing several times on the new critically acclaimed Trentemøller record (the megastar of danish electronica) with a debut album in the works. Skov having several successful albums to her name with the bands, The Kindred Spirits and Ghost Riders.
This song however is not exactly business as usual for either of these two songbirds.
A stripped down, powerful rendition of Johnny Cashes classic “first time ever i saw your face” Just fingerpicked guitar and two amazing vocals in a decidedly dark harmony. The way these two sync is just haunting. Nothing short of beautiful these two. The singing as well.
I’ve raved and ranted about this guy for sometime. This does not make this song any worse. In fact it makes it better, the more you listen to it.
This country ballad is a minimalist rendering of Emmylou Harris’ original. The focus is on Adams and his barely present acoustic guitar. Harris joins in on the chorus as does the rest of the band. Slowly building up to beautiful ending. It crescendos with Harris and Adams in stellar unison with the band providing a fragile and delicate backdrop.