Recent sounds like…

Fennesz new album Black Sea is incredibly warming and excellent, guitar playing through washes of fuzzy DSP. If you have listened to Endless Summer, this is a continuation to the sounds from back there. The two last tracks on the myspace page are from the new album.

Equally good is the new-ish collaboration between David Byrne and Brian Eno. It does make me think that getting a ticket for Byrne’s show here in Antwerp in March was very much the right thing to do, despite the 49€ price tag. Someone called the songs atheist gospels for the modern age. Is anyone else finding some parallels to Robert Wyatt’s fantastic ComicOpera from 2007 in the thematics?

This video above, for UK artist Max Tundra is nice, the track isn’t so descriptive though. A good video for “Orphaned” or “Which Song” would be neat! Max Tundra is still high up on my like-list, the best of sugar-rush quirkyness right now.

Then I got around to listen to Animal Collective’s latest, Merriweather Post Pavillion. It’s perhaps more “approachable” than their earlier produce, but offers some captivating strange tunes nevertheless.And using the coffee beans illusion on your record cover is never a bad decision. This video for the song “My Girls” is sweet, especially the end:

I guess they need to watch out though, because if they move too far in this direction, they’ll end up sounding like TV on the Radio on happy-juice.

I have also been listening some more to U.S. Girls, and she works on album as well, though the album is short too. Especially two of the Belgian bands Danny gave me the links to are to my liking; the Deadsets; www.myspace.com/deadsets and tRAM; www.myspace.com/roktron .

But you have to be prepared to take the good with the bad, as von Trier says in Riget. Therefore: I missed Paskalista today, but there is Mark Gormley:

…and local Belgian speciality  Danny Fabrio. This video is so wrong, in so many ways:

“Thanks” to Frederik for this, who was making a sort of paskalista of his own at the office yesterday.

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One Comment

  1. Lasse
    Posted February 7, 2009 at 11:51 | Permalink

    Simply brilliant, Jonatan!


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