Saturday, September 14, 2013

“Odd” or “Extraordinary” – Two Songs and a Bonus

Shar-Pei - It's all in the wrinkles
     This blog entry is about two songs that we find odd. But because we like both songs, we should state it more positively, so it would be better to refer to the songs as being out of the ordinary – extraordinary.
     Within the song “Séance,” Trust Fund seems to fly in the face of the highly produced and overly polished approach that has become common since the cost of studio time stopped being the major motivator toward a conclusion of “good enough.” At different points in the song, there are timing flaws and pitch issues. Additionally, the mixing of the instruments could be easily improved. In many other songs, there are occasional wrinkles that can be easily ironed out, and we question why the time and effort wasn't put into getting the wrinkles out of those songs. In comparison, “Séance” is to music what the Shar-Pei breed is to canines – it’s the totality of wrinkles that make it enduring.
     “Séance” by Trust Fund from Bristol, U.K.

     “Little Gem” is not a recent release from I The Monster Hero., but we like its wrinkles. By visiting the Bandcamp page for the song, you can download "Little Gem" for the odd/extraordinary price of €999.99 EUR. The page explains, “You can't buy this. You can't own us man.” Now, there’s an attitude we find like!  The page also uses “dance” as the first descriptor for the song. As you listen, imagine dancing to the song without looking odd. Yah, good luck with that. 
     “Little Gem” by I The Monster Hero.

     As a bonus, let’s throw in “We the Common” by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. We have included this song in a previous post; thus its status only as a bonus. But it is an extraordinary song.
      “We the Common” by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - A free download

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