I’ve been wanting to share with you a few things that I fell in love with this week, in the midst of my weirdly dramatic transition in the studio .
I could muse about how beautiful these sounds were that wrapped around my ears like a beautiful black velvet scarf (what the fuck??) but I really shouldn’t because I get so excited, and may annoy you. But I will anyway.
I know everyone was excited about the new My Bloody Valentine album, which is indeed gorgeous…but here’s my end of the spectrum this week:
I will start with a new discovery that came from the new series called “Utopia” on Channel 4 that we started watching this week. Reminiscent of the work Ben Wheatley and Chris Morris, this show has become my obsession. Upon beginning the series, I freaked out immediately when hearing the music. It’s created by composer Cristobal Tapia De Veer. His recipes for creating have me most intrigued, most certainly – it is indeed full of very inventive sounds, lots of very cool vocal processing and outright darkness, deep sadness and delicate beauty. I’ve simply never heard anything like it – certainly through the looking glass. Listen:
And behold! Polly Scattergood (who I have remixed in the past, and have also been longtime synth-geek comrades, attending each other’s shows) has treated us to a gorgeous new space – age- meets-Emily Bronte sweeping mad bit of gorgeousness called Wanderlust. It’s thrilling!
Download it here:
And finally, I am listening to this one as I write…my favorite film composer, Clint Mansell, has released a bit of his new score for us to hear. I recall seeing Pi in the theater in Charlotte, NC when I was 24, and I’ve been hooked ever since to his work (have you seen Moon? You must.). Gentle but bleak & dark, sorrowful but hopeful like a dimming, flickering white Christmas light, this is a piece from his upcoming score for Stoker:
This, my friends has indeed made my week. Can you tell?