One thing which is new for me is that I've now bought into Spotify and download a lot of music from them, even hard to find stuff in a physical format, like Dinos Chapman's album. This means that there is a lot of music which I would have bought previously that I now listen to for a while online, then delete, such as Nick Cave's latest album, Push The Sky Away or Daft Punk's album.
There is still plenty to look forward to in 2013, especially with new albums from Fuck Buttons and Boards of Canada imminent. I've been playing their old stuff a lot in anticipation, which maybe explains my first choice here, which isn't a million miles away from them in mood...
Broadcast fitted it perfectly but stands alone as an atmospheric, creepy, nostalgia-tinged album. It's made more poignant by the fact that Trisha Keenan, the singer from the band, died before the album was finished. 39 wee tracks, like an old BBC sound effects album.
|A BBC original for comparison|
Sad Laugh" for another 56 minutes quite happily.
Tattie Toes, electric guitar, a few horns, harmoniums, accordions. It ends up like an evening spent beside a peat fire in a Highland pub whilst a succession of musicians wander in and out with their instruments under their arms. Warming.
this interview). Recorded in Scandinavia with Iceland's Birgir Thórarinsson it is beautifully produced, slick and the lyrics merit repeated listening. Melancholy, angry, grumpy, bitter and a wee bit of backing by Sinead O'Connor.
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