Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Listening Club - 12th January 2014

Happy continued new year to you all.

Yes, brr a bit, although not quite as brr as almost exactly a year ago, when I arrived in Amsterdam to be greeted with a seriously impressive coupla months of snow and shivers. Milder now, yes, and milder I hope it remains, but still enjoying the opportunities of the season, open fires, heartwarming stews, fine wines and whiskies, and other (ahem) tried and tested methods of keeping warm. And I have a holiday to look forward to also in a couple of weeks, which may likely be in an internet-free zone, and thus raise some interesting questions regarding #LC management... anyone fancy caretaker-managing for a week or two? Let me know if so... could prove necessary!

(Speaking of necessary things, two weeks hence will also be a #vortex time, so start pitching ideas please folks...)

Anyhoo, last week @cdrose_writer was in the chair, and started the year in fine style by twanging us all into submission with The Legendary Tigerman's guest-packed bonanza "Femina". Big thanks to Chris for the selection, and for sending forward the redoubtable @holette for this week's pick. And here she is...

"A bit witchy.  That’s how I’ve always thought of this artist.  In a good way.  I’ve seen her live and she wore a wizardy cape which confirmed my thinking.  Apparently female wizards are called witches.  Go figure.  

So a bewitching, slightly wonky world is what this artist conjures up to me.  This is the most recent album which I’ve not listened to much as yet but it shares the distinctive song writing, voice and melodies of previous work.  I like how this artist creates different atmospheres from dark to light.  So if the poppier ones to start don’t get you indie dancing don’t worry, it’ll all go off kilter, noisy or hauntingly strange at some point.  You might have heard this artist dueting with others. There’s some obvious musical references in there …but they’re good ‘uns."

Mmmkay. Direct download mp3 is here, and the Mixcloud stream (which may reveal the track titles, you have been warned) is here!

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Hope to see you tonight at 8pm GMT!

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