|Nov. 2nd, 2005 04:17 pm Broadcast live on KEXP + Arthur Russell|
It was a cold, rainy, and dreary day yesterday and I happened to get this album by Arthur Russell in the mail that I had bought a while back based on the amazing reviews that I had read seemingly everywhere. The final straw was reading a list of top albums of 2004 by Mr. Andrew Bird and seeing this 'World of Echo' listed on there. I had also heard some painfully short samples of some tracks online which definitely piqued my interest. Needless to say, it was the perfect strange and soothing soundtrack to a dark day and even darker night. The sound on this record really does envelope you and the sound of his voice is eerie and alluring. I am so glad that I took the chance and bought this album that originally came out almost two decades ago (almost as old as I am!) but that still sounds amazing so many years later. Here's a good story on the artist behind this album:
(The recent daylight savings time switch has got me all fucked up too... the dark comes quicker and eerier and my sleeping pattern is off. I feel strange, aloof, and distant, and this album was perfect for this moody period...)
Oh yeah, the band that I will never tire of writing about, Broadcast just had a live session with the mighty KEXP radio in Seattle a few days back and the results of it can be heard online. They sound fucking great! I am now even more estactic to see them live next Saturday at the Black Cat in D.C. Man, I can't wait to hear all the songs I've only heard isolated in my bedroom live and booming. I will attempt not to get lost in the noise but I really doubt it. They're such an incredible band....
To listen to the sesssion, visit this link: http://www.kexp.org/streamarchive/streamarchive.asp
Select Oct. 30 as the start date and 1:00 PM as the start time, et voila, the Broadcast live session will be up as soon as that dance track is over! They sound soooo great!
Hmm, lastly, I finally got the Art Brut full length yesterday and it's great! I love the frontman's shouted "vocals" and crazy lyrics. Favorite track so far is 'My Little Brother' along with the other excellent tracks 'Bang Bang...' and 'Good Weekend.'
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