iunie 30, 2010

Evocative songs

  • Air- La femme d'argent

This sophisticated track by the electronic french duo, Air, fully encompasses the complex Western-European vibe that is expected of jazzy tunes. To me it stands firm as an element of nostalgia in the memory vault, conjuring up the atmosphere of brewing, cosmpolitan cities I've visited and loved, such as Rome, Paris or Budapest.

  • The xx- Intro


I looked for it a hundred lives, after I'd heard it in a commercial on Discovery Channel. It immediately got me tangled up and since I've found it a couple of days ago, I've been listening to it like a fucking maniac! For me, it evokes artificially induced memories of distant realms, forgotten languages and mystic landscapes.

  • Aphex Twin- Avril 14th
A simple, yet intricate piano piece. The picture it paints in my mind is that of a long buried age of refinement and charm, alien to today's society.

iunie 23, 2010

Foals-Total Life Forever 2010

Quenching anticipation and calming spirits, Foals' latest album, Total Life Forever, was finally released in May 2010, much to every fan's absolute rapture. Being the successor of the already cult-established 2008 Antidotes, TLF has some mammoth shoes to fill, for sure.

One of the spotlight stealers and my personal favourite is Miami, a song some have classified as being too slow, compared to what they were used to from Foals. To some extent it is, there's no doubt about that, but as far as I'm concerned, there shouldn't be any complaints when the guitar waves are present. And when the math rock feel is present, what more could you want?

Definitely worth a listen.