Oh, you’ve got green eyes
Oh, you’ve got blue eyes
Oh, you’ve got grey eyes
And I’ve never seen anyone quite like you before
No, I’ve never met anyone quite like you before
Bolts from above hurt the people down below
People in this world, we have no place to go
Released as a single in 1982, Temptation has since gone through several iterations and appeared in several films. The song has been performed live more than any other New Order track. The band, while extremely influential during the New Wave error, eschewed flash, gave few interviews, and performed live without considering audience reaction to the short sets. The band was previously known as Joy Division which was a name associated with young girls in concentration camps that the Nazis used for sex. The name was changed after the suicide of a founding member.
Anesthesia’s Wake Up (A nice play on words) is the first LP from this Colorado trio formed in 2007. It’s crisp and subtle, and delivers more depth than a typical ambient record. There are a lot of reflective melodies on this album and I can easily imagine sitting in a darkened room enjoying the melancholy sound.
The world never caught up to Frank Zappa. His music was innovative, humorous, experimental, and intelligent. He didn’t care about being accepted and created the noises that he wanted to create. He blasted the establishment constantly, speaking out against recreational drug use criminalization (even though he didn’t do drugs himself), formulaic pop music, human stupidity, and the church.
Joe’s Garage Acts 1, 2 & 3 Was released in 1979. It is probably the easiest Zappa Album to listen to and displays all of the elements he is touted for.
Are You My Brother, released in 2013, is the debut album by the Sydney outfit, Solkyri. It’s an amalgamation of different sonic styles, often drifting from piano and string orchestral to guitar and percussion explosions. There are some vocal tracks which punctuate the beauty of these songs.
At times somber; at times dourful; and throughout a wordless choral symphony. Pacific·Atlantic was released in 2011 and I’m counting the days until June when their next effort will be released. This was a gorgeous Sunday mix for me.
In A Safe Place Was recorded in 2004 at Sigur Rós’ Sundlaugin studios, which probably explains the Icelandic Band’s influence on many of the tracks. It’s a mix of beautiful instrumental and soothing vocal tracks. Even the vocal tracks evoke the album’s underlying Post-Rock tone.
He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms…
Silver Mt. Zion’s first LP set the perfect mood for my rainy, early morning commute. The songs are nothing short of creepy. Violins, abstract spoken word loops, and haunting piano merge into a dark and eerie story telling.
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”