Listened to Anima
Listened to the album, Anima
By Thom Yorke
New album from Thom Yorke, released today. Dark, woozy, and dreamlike. Hitting all I expect from this solo effort. Destined to e on heavy rotation for the coming weeks.
An Englishman abroad - Been working with the web since the 90's, main focus now is UX/UI. Moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 2001.
Atmospheric, moody, electronics paint an journey through the landscape of this remote place. Mixing field recordings and pure synth sounds.
Another Icelandic gem. First heard them on Sigur Ros albums, but their music is delightful in its own right.
Theremin and Glockenspiel abound.
By David Holmes
A fantastic album from the 90's, full of stomping tunes.
I remember being in The Sun Rooms (a bar in Southend, now closed) and hearing it being played and thinking "I need to find out who this is".
Digging back into the netlabel days - This great release through the, much missed, Resting Bell label.
The description on the site sums it up perfectly...
A fading structure and slight beats in the back, layered with organic drones and soundcapes and melodic sprinkles, hisses and crackels on top.
There are still a lot to download from this defunct label. Well worth your time as the gems there are well worth it.
By The Prodigy
Today Keith Flint was found dead. He was only 49.
The Prodigy has been a major part of my music collection for years now. Growing up in Essex, and them being a "local band", they were always being played in my group of friends.
By Talk Talk
Today Mark Hollis died. He was 64.
Talk Talk was a staple for me through the 80's and this song, Life's What You Make It, stayed with me. It's one of my all time favourites with it's pounding piano and Mark's vocals.
And the video is a classic.
Dreamy, meloncholic, haunting.
I'm a big Biosphere fan, but this took me a couple of tries to get into. Though similiar to some of his work, such as Shenzhou, it's still different from his normal output.
The more I listen the higher it climbs in my favourite albums list.