• Jesca Hoop: Kismet

    27 Sep 2007, 14:02 by champersnova

    Some kind of magical perfectness chilling one to the bone… a soft, daisy-perfumed summer wind blowing in your ears…a fresh grass smell you can’t stop breathing in… an exotic-obscure sensation having you hypnotized the moment she enters your world… What to say? What to write more to describe her? Nothing probably, after hearing her image from Tom Waits’ master eyes; "Jesca Hoop's music is like a four sided coin. She is an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night."

    For me, it’s all started with these lines sung by a soft female vocal with a sweet accent from out of this world: “beautiful, alone with my enemy and share a bitter cup of poisoning my countenance…” I was crashed, hooked, hypnotized, fascinated, charmed immediately looking back to the player thinking “who was it again?!”… I knew an undiscovered space in musicland was going to be filled with the creator of this melody and I would stop thinking “what to listen next?” at least for a while…
  • Bands I Am Undecided On

    28 Nov 2005, 15:37 by AntonSirius

    Metric - I can't decide if them leaving me a bit cold is exactly what they're going for... if it is, they're genius.

    Long Winters - just heard Ultimatum. Was completely baffled by it, in the "How can this song co-exist with me in the same universe?" way. More listens required.

    Bright Eyes - Conor's clearly prodigiously talented, but most of what I've heard under the Bright Eyes name has been very hit and miss; the good stuff is great, but the not-good stuff makes me cringe. I think he's got an Odelay or Astral Weeks in him (or even, Goddess help us, a Triage (David Baerwald's lost masterpiece) - scary thought, that), but maybe it's just my expectations that are out of whack.

    ...more added as I think of them.