March 3, 2009

The Stupot #2

The second installment of The Stupot finds me completely infatuated with folk. In addition to the fantastic Alela Diane, a couple of other bands have caught my eye recently. Meursault, an electronic folk outfit from Scotland seamlessly mixes live instruments (and the name of Camus' protagonist from The Stranger), with electronic beats and heartfelt vocals to create a swirling mass of feeling. Great stuff, especially if you're in need of a little pick me up. Here We Go Magic similarly creates a swirling, textural experience on Tunnelvision, but here without any electronic elements. Vocals soar to the atmosphere and lyrics are repeated to establish yet another rhythmic line in an already deeply layered song. Both of these tracks really are invigorating. Deep, thick instrumentation makes them interesting and the beautiful, soaring vocals make these two tracks a pleasure to listen to.

Meursault - Salt Part 1 (YSI) (filesavr)
Here We Go Magic - Tunnelvision (YSI) (filesavr)

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