Â ”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.”
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:
Chris Letcher – Piano Theme
His website is here: www.letchermusic.com
Not so new, but because Steev totally reminded me about them:
Amiina – Hemipode (live at Massey Hall)
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 officialÂ torrent all over the place.
And finally, because, yeah, okay, I love it:
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