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New to Me – I Play Musical Catch-up…

 ”Composer Chris Letcher, regarded as one of South Africa’s best, explores the world of film-soundtracking. His music is enormously melodic with fascinating hooks that easily work their way into your grey matter.”

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Letcher – Deep Frieze

Not sure how I found these guys… There is some musical connection with my cousin, but I actually suspect that, despite his best attempts, I probably stumbled on it by accident earlier tonight via MySpace. Letcher is the UK based outlet/band for Chris Letcher’s work, and it’s difficult to classify… it ranges from wonderfully laid-back and accessible to experimental and mind-bending in the space of each song, and I’m pleasantly enthralled by it already. I can’t work out if it reminds me of The Beta Band or of an english-language Sigur Ros, and that should indicate how very indefinable it is.

He also makes film music:

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Chris Letcher – Piano Theme

His website is here: www.letchermusic.com

Not so new, but because Steev totally reminded me about them:

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Amiina – Hemipode (live at Massey Hall)

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Amiina – Ammaelis (live at Massey Hall)

Amiina supported Sigur Ros when I saw them recently here in Southampton, and I strongly recommend seeing them live if you can… their music is a work of art, and seeing how they produce it is just poetry.
Their website is here: www.aminamusik.com. The show both of these pieces are taken from is available as an official torrent all over the place.

And finally, because, yeah, okay, I love it:

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Ben Lee – The Serious Mythology of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I have no idea where I picked this track up from, but Ben Lee’s website is here: www.ben-lee.com

Ali Whitton, You’re Beautiful…

There’s an interesting thing that happens when you fall in love with someone, at least if you are me and you fall in love with someone…

As the relationship begins, whether you realise it or not, you go through the process of trying to work out where your personalities fit, and where they don’t, tentatively trying to pick your way through the simple, tiny things that make a life shared with another human being go as smoothly as possible. After getting your fingers lightly burnt a couple of times with poorly received initial explorations into no man’s land, you realise which battles you can afford to avoid altogether…
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Ben Lee – No Room To Bleed

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This is just an experimental post, while I work out if I’m into that whole “this is the song I want to share with you right the hell now” thing… It’s a nice idea, but I’m not sure how I feel about glomming so completely off other people’s creativity. Oh, also, about ever using the word “glomming” again…