Friday, September 24, 2010

And now for something entirely different!

Last time I promised you all that I would move away from the more electric-laden styles of music, such as glitchtek and dubstep, and so I have! I have found a couple tracks that I listen to on a pretty frequent basis but that are also outside of my normal realm of listening. Now, the unveiling!

Toro Y Moi- Talamak

Now, before I begin my little breakdown of why I enjoy Toro Y Moi's song Talamak I must ask: What, or who, or how, or why (even) is a Talamak? Toro Y Moi sounds odd as well but it simply sounds like a name; Talamak sounds like some sort of weird shield, or a cursed sword... yeah... the Legend of Talamak. Regardless of the naming convention this artist has chosen, Talamak is a song that brings me such joyous peace and serenity it is almost like drinking a home-brewed batch of Laundanum (Google it, guys, and tell the 17th century French poets they should probably cut that habit out before they can't lift a quill). The singer of the song, Toro Y Moi, has a lovely and high pitched voice that is soothing without being screechy. Couple that with a lovely blend of jazzy, glitchy, electronicish (electronica-ish) background beats and you have yourself a lovely evening alone with candles shining amongst your darkened room as you sip your third (or fourth! Who's counting, right?) glass of red wine while reading a book about the good ol' days, or about summer, or something happy. Whatever it may be, if you need to reach a calmer state, this song and artist is certainly one to keep tabs on.

Sarah Bareilles- King of Anything

Now we're really getting away from what I normally listen to. Sarah Bareilles has the gift of a lovely voice, to be sure, but normally her music doesn't really sit right with me. I mean, it is fine to listen to, but not something I put in any of my playlists. Her song King of Anything is something I put in my playlists. Something about the content of the lyrics (and how pissed off at this guy she seems to be) thrown over an upbeat and happy-go-lucky melody with some wonderful chorus moments just puts me in the best damn mood! It can literally turn my normally cold, dead, and utterly rage filled heart (yeah, you heard it first here folks: I am a demon) into a bundle of kittens, puppies, and things that are at least as cute as kittens and puppies. Give it a listen and lemme know what you all think!

I'm thinking I actually like this two-song-a-day format so, for now, I'm going to stick with it. It allows me to get some great music out to you guys without overwhelming you at the same time, yeah? Further, I think I will keep this blog a purely music blog (despite what my first post says). I mean, it is called "The Song of my People", what else would one expect visiting a blog with a name like that?

Anyway, as always, stay stupendous and superfluous in the face of responsibility!

11 comments:

  1. wow thanks I love new music :) especially the obscure stuff that gives me street cred.. just kidding.

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  2. These are pretty nice tunes, thanks.

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  3. I love me some Sarah Bareilles, even though I will never be able to spell her name without using copy/paste.

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  4. Another amazing song thank you for this suggestion.

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  5. hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiipsteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer

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  6. Liking the music you are posting, always looking for new tunes. Thanks

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  7. First video was kind of catchy, but the sheer levels of hipsterness were overwhelming me.

    Second video was really neat and that woman has a lovely voice.

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  8. Wow, thanks, I hadnt heard of Sarah Bareilles before, but I like it.

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  10. Toro Y Moi reminds me of Splurgenshitter's "Pogo".
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2-gHbSh2AY
    The guy does beatiful remixes of movie soundbites and some /really/original stuff. Give it a listen ;)

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