There hasn’t been a lot of new music out recently. November brought some huge releases but the end of last year mainly filled with Best of 2011 lists and January… well who does anything in January? January is S.A.D. time for you, me and the artists, so the best we got was some singles, videos and remixes.
BUT NOW! It’s February and it’s time to stop dragging our feet.
Yesterday Air‘s Le Voyage dans La Lune landed on earth so listen in on some fresh recordings of the French duo’s journey through space. This time around the album has got a bit more guitar and percussion than in past efforts, bringing you from powerful liftoff to Zen weightlessness.
Some great streams this week. Early contender for best album list of 2012 is Phèdre’s self-titled debut LP, an “avant-pop” symphony of whimsy. A lot of Phèdre, besides containing sprinklings of Greek mythology, sounds like what you might hear from stumbling in on a really awesome DJ with really awesome A.D.D. Favorites are the frenetic “Cold Sunday”, which blends MC rambling, delightful dissonance, and slow churning electro bass, and “In Decay”, which on the surface sounds like “Oh What a Night” or “Come on Eileen” but if you listen more closely, tells the story of murderous lovers and dead bodies in need of organs, all with a poppy skip in its step.
Tennis is streaming Young & Old, which wouldn’t sound out of place at a high school dance in a gym in the early 60s. I love the single “Origins” and Alaina Moore’s sweet voice, but found their schtick a little tiring and lacking the youthful misery of Cults.