Fiver

26 Jan

First post for me, so purely an experimental thing until I find my feet. Just thought I’d give you a little introduction to my kind of music. It’s varied, and I’ll do specific posts, but for now, here are 5 songs that were in my head at the time of writing.

New Order – Age of Consent

This New Order track is a prime example of a song that is nice to listen to. Well made, simple, but effective. Personally, I prefer Joy Division, but for now I felt it’d be better to start off with an easy one.

Sigur Rós – Samskeyti

For me this song is just so beautiful. I do prefer the live version from their DVD/Documentary ‘Heima’ but as it is here, it is still just an incredibly beautiful piece of music. Sigur Rós are a band that hail from Iceland, and if somehow you don’t know about them, get on it. Now. Seriously.

James Blake – I Never Learnt To Share

On the other end of the spectrum, we have James Blake, a.k.a Harmonimix. Here we see how Blake has quite an impressive singing voice and can layer his vocals to have a haunting effect. In an odd way it reminds me of ‘Woods’ by Bon Iver, purely in the way the layered vocals build. The drops James Blake creates are quite something, and the end of this song makes me desperately want to see him DJ, as all speakers I own cannot quite do this justice.

Au Revoir Simone – Take Me As I Am (Max Cooper Edit)

I’ll admit I do not know much about Au Revoir Simone, or Max Cooper for that matter, but this is a match made in heaven. The deep resonating bass can really be felt right through you, and it still turns out to somehow be quite a mellow listen. I’ll be browsing through Max Coopers back catalogue and posting anything that reaches this level.

David Bowie – Rock & Roll Suicide

Not much needs to be said about this track. Lyrically and musically, it is effectively a ‘pop’ masterpiece. I’ll admit that I am a little obsessed with most of his tracks, but it is hard not to be. Blame my father, who wishes he was David Bowie.

That is all from me for now. Next time I’ll have some sort of theme, but for now, hope you enjoyed it.

Theo

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