“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” (Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray). Discuss. And please send more worms to email@example.com.
Absentee – We Should Never Have Children – DsD: When I gurued RRSA Faces, I had a handful of songs I was definitely going to grant a Guru’s Pet A-Pass to. Trouble is, only one of them was actually nominated! I subsequently mentioned most of them (Creed, DCFC, Sass Jordan) post-deadline, but this one just flat refuses to leave my head. I dare say you all know it, but if I don’t find a way to tip it out of my ear soon, it’s going to drive me crazy. I’ve already caught myself singing the opening line when in the same room as DsMam … the consequences of her jumping to the wrong conclusion don’t bear thinking about!
Dollshead: It’s Over It’s Under (Brothers in Rhythm remix) – Abahachi: There was a time when my only exposure to contemporary non-jazz came from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Been re-watching it recently as a means of relaxing a bit, and it was good to be reminded how good some of the music was. Had forgotten this one, as it failed to make it onto the soundtrack album…
Space – Magic Fly – beltway: The near universal adulation that Daft Punk received for their releases last year made me long for the days when French Electropop had a classier, more mysterious edge and revisit some 70’s classics – here’s the fantastic Magic Fly by Space (not the scouse band) – amazes me how fresh and modern this sounds – not sure if it is ahead of its time or that things just haven’t moved on as much as much as I feel they ought to have!
Olivier Libaux & Emiliana Torrini – Go With The Flow – shoegazer – A totally brilliant QOTSA cover from (you’ve guessed it) – the unexpected covers series.
Matt Stevens – Ghost – glassarfemptee: I ‘collect’ ghost songs, and recently added this instrumental from Matt Stevens (after a tip off from tfd). Whenever I see someone ‘live looping’ I am astonished and delighted at the sheer ingenuity of it.
Milonga Del Angel by Astor Piazzolla – goneforeign: Milonga could refer to a style of tango or a place where tango is danced. This is the great classic Piazzolla quintet, I think they’re fabulous. It’s from the 1987 NY Central Park Concert, Astor plays lead on bandoneon, Pablo Zeigler on piano, Fernando Suarez Paz on violin, Horacio Malvicino on electric guitar and Hector Console on bass. Close your eyes.