Light of the Stereo

Light of the Stereo

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday Double Feature: James Blake "Retrograde" & First Aid Kit "Blue"

Ripe with a melancholy mystique, this week's Tuesday Double Feature is filled with songs that swim through mournfully organic music and weep beautifully produced melodies.Think the beauty of foreign films with out all the confusing plot twists.

James Blake - "Retrograde"

James Blake croons mournfully beautiful dirges that pull at the heart strings in a way that only marrow scraping pain can do. Blake, like Calvin Harris is one of the British electronic Maestros who has emerged the last few years that melds electronica with compelling songwriter lyrics to create songs with powerful depth and artistic complexity. He recently swung through town in support of his sophomore album Overgrown, released earlier this spring. If you weren't able to catch him, here's to hoping he'll find his way back soon.   

First Aid Kit - "Blue"

The sweetly organic folk harmonies of First Aid Kit are the loving fruit of Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg. Knitted together like ivy vines upon softly curved musical trellises, the complimenting harmonies of the Söderberg sisters make for lovely tunes. Still beaming from the success of last years release of  the The Lion's Roar album, the ladies will spend their summer seeing the UK and parts of Europe.

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