Everybody needs an angel. But here’s that devil by my side.
From the all round doozy of an album, Lost blues and other songs.
Beautiful song by Bat for Lashes. What happens when two lovers collide.
I saw Bat for Lashes play at the Brighton Dome in 2009, during a particularly difficult year for me. I can remember even now getting knocked for six by some pretty deep emotions during the show.
AKA ode to misanthropy. Garage punk fuzzed up to the max.
Great bit of stomping synth-pop.
Here’s a track in honour of Android/Google/Alphabet tracking everyone’s location, even when you turn location services off. All of your datas, all of the time.
Take one simple beat. Add a simple lick, throw in a soucon of a simple (silly) vocal, top it off with a spacey pad. Pop it in the oven, leave it to bake. Garnish with a video of trains. Et voila, you got yourself a delicious A/V trip!
How do a few echoey, delayed guitars manage to evoke so much? That floating lead really gets me. Gives me a sublime feeling, this track. In the true sense of the word. Some glimpse of appreciation of the ludicrousness, the amazingness, the pointless, fleeting beauty of our short time in this incredible universe. If I had to choose a closing song for my funeral, it would be this one, played out while my body is fired in a rocket into the sun.
Oh man. My brother had this album on vinyl. Listened to it all the time in my teens. Math rock at its noisiest and finest.
Experimental electronic. Algorithmically-assisted music. Livecoded in TidalCycles. I always like a bit of scattered percussion. Here it goes well with the ominous, brooding bass.
High tempo. Spiky, angular guitars.