21 January 2007

I'm going to start of slow and sombre with A Silver Mt. Zion, the ever re-inventing descendant of GY!BE led by founding said band guitarist Efrim. Joined by fellow GY!BE members Sophie (violin) and Thierry (contrabass). On that fact alone you can pretty much sum up what ASMZ are about, and it's all good. You may also know that ASMZ are playing for the Dirty Three at their ATP curating in April, i'm lucky enough to be going, and the more I hear ASMZ the more excited I get at the prospect of seeing them live, bring on the wine and the cheese!

A Silver Mt. Zion.... - Sisters! Brothers! Small Boats Of Fire Are Falling From The Sky

Next it's time to drop it down another gear with some Johann Johannson whose dad used to work for IBM back when computers were as big as Luxembourg and were as reliable as a Trabant. Luckily his dad had this tape which offered counsel on how to rectify a rebellious IBM, calm slow spoken words, which when Johann Johannson heard many years later thought just had to be set to a lush electro-orchestral soundscape.

Johann Johannson - IBM 1403 Printer

And for those of you that can't be doing with 10minute songs that don't really get going til about 4minutes in, there is this. The aptly titled ADHD by Blood Red Shoes, greatly catchy and funfun and I probably like it so much cos it reminds me of one of my favourite songs by The Webb Brothers.

Blood Red Shoes - ADHD