Tuesday, October 20, 2009

those marimbas totally mean it

Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis (listen) So slight. This record is barely there. This is the guy from Talk Talk, another band from the days of yore that mixed it up with jazz, new wave, New Music, and adult contemporary without falling into the trap of any of it.

The Blue Nile - A Walk Across the Rooftops (listen) This record should be more of a classic than it is, or isn't, actually. I don't know if anyone remembers this record. I rhapsodized forth on it during a review of one of their later albums.

New Order - Power, Corruption, and Lies (listen) How dour we tried to be in sunny, humid south Louisiana. The melancholy mock-Mancunian mixtape of my mind would be grossly incomplete without something from here

Eyeless in Gaza - Voice - The Best of Eyeless in Gaza (listen) Oh man, this was the one song on that one mixtape that was a my reason for living. It actually sounds sharper through the hiss of both dodgy cassettes and dodgy memory, but those marimbas totally mean it.

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