Friday, August 26, 2011

Episode 363

Songs To Learn And Sing - Episode 363

This episode revisits Heartbeats by Grimes. We first played this on the show back in March when Halfaxa, the debut release from Grimes was released on Lo Recordings. I've been playing Halfaxa a lot recently and I think that Claire Boucher aka Grimes has produced one of my favourite releases of 2011 so far. If you've yet to have the pleasure of falling under the spell of Grimes then check out the Laurel Halo remix of Heartbeats and the brilliant video of the track.

Grimes - Heartbeats (Laurel Halo Remix) by Lo Recordings

This episode also featured new music from Gothenburg, Sweden. Next Stop: Horizon are Pär Hagström & Jenny Roos and She's a Ghost is taken from the duo's debut album We Know Exactly Where We Are Going. 

Dirk from Tapete Records has the following to say about their music: "Their music is so special that I had to really, really rack my brain a bit to come up with some composition of words to possibly explain their sound. Here‘s what I got down on paper: 'Kurt Weill-esque, achingly unique, anarchic and melodramatic music of bizarre beauty.' I would also like to add that their music sounds archaic and totally contemporary at the same time. How the hell they do this is beyond me… but it's true." Dirk Darmstaedter, Tapete Records. There's nothing I could write that would better Dirk's description of the music created by Next Stop: Horizon, so watch the great live version of She's a Ghost and listen to a few tracks from the album.


Episode 363 – 25/08/2011


Hauschka - Iron Shoes
OMD - Electricity
Dark Captains - Submarines
Metronomy - The Bay (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)
The Doomed Bird of Providence - Fedicia Exine (I Am a Vowel Mix)
The Field - Looping State of Mind
Seeland - Local Park
Bjork - Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix)
Grimes - Heartbeats
Elephant - Ants
Astrid Williamson - Pour
Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love
Ingrid Olava - Warrior Song
Smoke Fairies - Hotel Room
Trumpets of Death - The Press Gang
Ann Scott - Universe
Next Stop : Horizon - She's a Ghost
Scott 4 - Deutsche LP Record
Efterklang - Falling Horses
Beach House - Lover of Mine
Tarwater - In a Day
Roll the Dice - Idle Hands

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