Monday, January 27, 2014
It's pretty fair to say that Gardens and Villa is on a short list of my favorite dance bands. Any musical outfit that can successfully include a flute track into the majority of their songs is worthy of a grand amount of praise. It seems that they have done it yet again in ensuring that I will be listening to nothing but this album for the next three weeks. Press play below but be warned that the chances of you listening to anything else for the next few weeks is very slim.
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I remember the first time I heard Youth Lagoon and it really sunk in how unique and stirring it was to make such calming but layered songs. Mutual Benefit definitely shares this quality. It feels like after every other bar there is another blanket of tones until there just isn't any room left for anymore instruments. There is a very safe and euphoric vibe that comes along with all of his tracks. They all seem to hit you with a warm glow. Listen to the sounds below and then get your ass over to the Soda Bar. See you kids tonight.
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 11:46 AM
Saturday, January 25, 2014
There is something to be said for grand scale vision. When an individual can see something so clearly in their mind that the only choice they have is to breath life into their musings. Yoann Lemoine's vision is of epic proportions, in his early beginnings he started as an animator which eventually led him to directing his friends music videos. After a while he began to attract work from pop icons such as Lana Del Ray, Katy Perry, Moby and the list goes on. When he began his voyage as Woodkid he wanted to tell the story of a boy turning into a man. The entire experience that is Woodkid is an enveloping evolving intricate story line. My favorite part of this project is that it is such a huge endeavor that it can't be expressed correctly without the involvement of a mass amount of people. The orchestra, the visuals and lighting, the insane amount of epic theatrics that go into this mans project are all displayed so well when you see Yoann standing on a stage surrounded by but slightly removed from his massive orchestra. Rarely do we get to see such huge displays in story telling that are pulled off so beautifully. If you need some convincing just watch the opening segment for his show in Paris posted below. See you on the Polo fields.
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 12:28 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I don't think it's possible for me to be disappointed in a Kevin Drew track. This new jam entitled "Good Sex" is no exception to that rule. Drew has a real life charm that allows such lines as "Good sex, it never makes you feel clean" in a song and still come off as endearing. Peep the track below, it's definitely gonna be in my rotation for the next few weeks.
Posted by Dominic Fawcett at 8:27 PM