My Excited Heart

December 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’m so happy in the light of glow and moon.  I clasp on to the positivity from a day  before like I would a camera, a holy book, like I would a friend. We have no time limit and the fading highroad ahead has never seemed so inviting.

32nd December is usually a time for throwing up all the shit you consumed over the previous 12 months…

…But that seems so silly when you’re dry and buzzing with dreary eyes and an excitable heart. ♥

Baromet – Polar-noon Highroad

By god does this song make you think about it all.

thanks for the year,

George


If there’s anything to say

December 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Good Natured – For The Windows In Paradise

 

Last night I didn’t say enough. I could not figure out how I felt, what I wanted to things to be or what was the best way of making that happen. Blinded by the infatuation felt within a 5cm radius.

“Like a father to impress…I’ll do anything for you”

Whether it’s parents or lovers or non-smoking older brothers, there is always bullshit. Always trivial long distances or turns of phrase or hideous rationality that needs to be navigated around to get through to the beauty.

 

This song sums that up pretty good… maybe. I’m pretty sure there is nothing like a bit of teenage angst to make any song fit your last night.

cheery dance move therapy

December 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

Milk White White Teeth   –   Part I – The Son


This song makes me think about other faces and fairy lights. It’s like there’s a five metre square raft in the middle of a smokey room, washing about in the bass and the sparkly cymbals, mesmerising with a wash of lcd lights and their respective glints in the eyes of my fellow-aged friends. Soaking in cheeriness and the warmth of skin; the output of this song wells up inside your body – humming. It’s a theme to Milk White White Teeth’s newest album (which you can download simply by placing your social network allegiances with the band). This music makes me excited about the vagueness that is New Year’s Eve and that’s pretty special – I think it’s something to do with how it eradicates all tenseness into blinding dance moves. Bring on the 32nd of December, I’m ready for you. x

George

Band Meeting

December 27, 2010 § 1 Comment

Eastern Conference Champions – Timeline (How We Got Off The Mountain)

One of my top bands of the year has to be Eastern Conference Champions. Their 2nd and excellent EP Akustiks dropped earlier this month and in a year that has seen them featured on soundtracks to Gossip Girl and Twilight I’m putting it out there that 2011 will be a great year for this band. Timeline works for me because it is so understated yet kinda epic too. The vocals feel like they have been spread over the microphone with a spoon, a little bit like mayo in the most awesome sandwich ever. Actually I would put this song up there as about as satisfying as your favourite sandwich. A glorious balance of texture and flavours. Glorious.

Eastern Conference Champions – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright nom nom nom

we are working on some plans and adventures for the new year, as we approach our 1st birthday there is lots to think about and even more to do. So keep reading, that’s very important.

marcus

I’m Looking At You

December 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

“I’m looking at you and you’re looking at me.”

And the song works around that.

“Smile on our face as we go on this ride.”

Because that’s so true! It’s all positive these days and that’s rare for most of us (we who enthuse on music) – silence is usually broken by introspective headphone musings. But we all know those days! This song is light on light and a precise pinch on that abstract warm glow that takes hold of the being in its entirety from time to time. All in the direction of someone else.

Long Walks on the Beach – metaPhysical

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Wrapping

December 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Last post before Christmas is upon us.

Paper. Paper is to be my theme for today.

A) Because I am going to do a fair bit of present wrapping which will involve a fair amount of the stuff.

B) I was just going to to a post on Paper Tiger but then saw how many excellent bands have the word paper in them. Here are 3 of them

C) I want an iPad and so am preparing myself for an existence in which paper is a sentimental luxury which only old fashioned morons bother with.

Paper Tiger – Bully Plank


Cant get much better than smooth-pouring basslines, drums to make your shoulder dance with your neck, and sampled beat pianos that repeat and repeat until they find their feet before closing their eyes to meet and to greet you. Then put that through a reverse pedal. Paper Tiger is the best name for any kind of musical adventure and Bully Plank is one of the best songs I’ve heard this year.

 

Papercranes – Knew You When


Papercranes are one of several bands that I listened to thanks to a compilation put together by Michael Stipe about 6 years ago for Uncut Magazine. Along with Tilly and The Wall, Vic Chesnutt and Bright Eyes there was Knew You When. Gentle yet weighted and very beautiful, it hurts to skip this.

 

Paper Aeroplanes – Lost

Thanks to Beat Surrender for this pretty thing. There should be something melodramatic about twinkling piano flickers, the  faded, vintage footed guitars/vox and horizon-watching strings, and in a way there is with Lost but it has to be that way. Female vocals are wonderful.

 

 

Before I break for Christmas, have a listen to the Distorted Disco Records Christmas Compilation it is very good.

 

love

marcus

Profile Picture Blues

December 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

{kudos Louis for output}

I have pains in my head, nothing in my head. It’s not a nice process trying to fill up your empty mind with harmonious yet terribly monotonous decibels. That is, unless, every element of the decibel is entirely fitting. Don’t fuck with me, don’t fuck with me – that. THAT+ the pendulum tictac bass/flack PLUS the fuzzy-tingling mixture of digital melody that sort of swallows up the whole creation together till it’s tip-toeing elegantly through your ear-sensory things like a bloody systematic purposeful piece of genius. That’s when you suddenly feel full-up to the brim with a blood that you didn’t realise you had before. It’s all credit to Jai Paul who’s identity rests in London. Up till hearing this song, I was half-buried in myself and other unable-to-be-seen beings and feeling like I was part of some ghostly metal desert with nothing to look at. Now, I feel like I’m real, in a real world with real things to look at. I feel alive yet also quite drunk, it’s a positive mixture for an otherwise nothing evening of laptop screens and usernames and profile pictures. *INHALE!*… Louder!

Jai Paul – BTSTU

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this wordspew’s under George.

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