Monday, October 27, 2008

MUST DISCOVER ARTISTS VOL. IV

Let's just make this clear. I do not render artists in this category to better than the ones I post singly. Filtering what's awesome among rubble and rubble of popular indie music and alike is my hope.

Emiliana Torrini
I reckon you know I like Torrini. A female songstress and folk-pop songs?
Go ahead, I imagine everyone loves her by now.+/-

Emilana cheerfully describes being sat with a friend in a cemetery in Nice, staring at the gravestones and huge epitaphs; "these beautiful angels and tombstones, how silly - that's all life comes to. People really want to believe there is something more, it makes them lazy about the moment".
On a mission for my summer kiss
I close my eyes and wet my lips
But then I miss
And you laugh at my face
Me and Armani
Jungle Drum
Big Jumps
Unemployed in Summertime

Mr. Oizo
I kept exchanging Dr. from Mr. Dr. Oizo. If that's the case, I suppose the effect would be much different, like hearing the almost drug-induced "Bruce Willis is Dead" after. Even though the track gives me the creeps, I think there are far more dance-induced songs of Dr. Oizo. He is epic.
Though it's a sure bet he'll linger in the minds of most only for his omnipresent Levi's advert and 1999 European chart-topper "Flat Beat," music-video director Quentin Dupieux turned in some excellent electronic productions as Mr. Oizo.
Jo
Cut Dick
Two Takes It
Little Bit Of Feel Good Remix (Jamie Lidell)

Department of Eagles
A band who spends roughly four years to finished an album (Ear Park) must be something. I have been ignoring this band for months but their songs are unbrokenly shoved in front of my face. What did I learned? Department of Eagles creates trancing songs conveying the simple pleasure and mystique of life.
Ear Park is a colorful and expansive album, an intimate and personal collection of songs; much of the material that Daniel brought to In Ear Park draws on memories from his childhood, especially those relating to his father, who passed away in 2007 and to whom the album is dedicated. Many of Fred’s contributions relate to similar themes of nostalgia and mortality, giving the album at times an elegiac feel. Ear Park is also full of joyful moments, lush production and concise songwriting.
And in the morning comes
You don't need to breathe so easy
No One Does It Like You
Teenagers
The Horse You Ride
Sailing By Night

2 comments:

Culture Bully said...

If you're really diggin' Department of Eagles, I was sent a remix the other day. It's nothing too crazy, but still worth a listen:

http://doctorrosenrosen.com/

peace

Lili Chou said...

Thanks for the tip culture bully!!