Good morning, it’s that time of the week again. And who the hell ordered snow? Send it back, immediately! Anyway, if you have an earworm you’d like to share, please send an.mp3 or a link to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a few words about why you’ve chosen it. Many thanks to all contributors.
Bruce Cockburn – Cafe Society – tincanman: From a very good new album, Bone On Bone, that recalls his glory days of being deadly earnest in catchy songs.
Fever Ray – Falling – abahachi: How did I miss that Fever Ray has had a new album out for a whole fortnight? It’s only nine years since the brilliant debut… This is weirder and chillier, reminding me faintly of Portishead’s transition from Glory Box to Portishead, with some amazing electronic noise.
Mammut – Sorrow – severin: Icelandic band formed in 2003 and originally known as ROK. Soon changed their name and expanded from three to five piece but have only released four albums since their debut in 2006. This is the final track from their latest. The album is called Kinder Versions and I initially took it to be an album of remixes. Daft bugger. Inevitable Bjork comparisons of course but their music is pretty wide ranging. This track doesn’t typify the whole album. It’s just the one of the ones that I am currently finding most ear-wormish.
U Rajesh/U Srinivas – Tulasi dala mulache – Ravi Raman: the Mandolin brothers take a simple 8 lines of poetry and turn into this 13 minute beaut. Tulasi is holy basil and the title means “I’ll worship the Lord with basil”.
K T Tunstall – Heal Over – AliM: One of the pieces of music I chose for my brother’s funeral at the weekend – he liked K T Tunstall – and it’s a beautiful song, lodged in my head.
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