My recent adventures include driving long highways towards open spaces where, once I'm there, my mind is free to wonder the far stretches into fog and folding mountain landscapes while ice-cold, thinly veiled air cleanses my senses as it explores the hallways of my warm body. For these kinds of adventures one needs music that is both raw and complex. The juxtaposition of Elliott Smith's Angeles and PJ Wolf's Father's Son has been an unusually enjoyable collaboration in my playlist. So I share it with you, dear friend. Where have your recent adventures taken you?
TRACK 1. ELLIOTT SMITH ANGELES
TRACK 2. PJ WOLF FATHER'S SON
AdVeNtUrEs iN PlAyLiSt - EmMa LoUiSe
In the days leading up to my first listen of Emma Louise's album Vs Head Vs Heart, I was looking for something new to listen to. To tell you the truth, I actually hate to look for music like I hate to look for a new book, I prefer for them to find me and then bowl me over good and proper.
This album really did just that, it's beautiful! Emma Louise's voice is so very soulful. I'm not one for critiquing because I know what that feels like when it's done to me and even though I know it has its purpose, I struggle with it all the same. So I will simply say - try it, see if it fits you well. It does me.
I'm posting my current favourite track called Mirrors, that's sure to change from day to day (or week to week) but the reason why I love this song, I think, is because of the way the groove and EL's voice seem to dance in a way that feels both intimate and warm yet blue-light-disco. It has an 80's feel to it (that I'm loving) and reminds me of the kind of song that I used to listen to late at night when I was young and supposed to be asleep. I'd lie staring out my bedroom window and allow my mind to wander the skies under the influence of a song like this one. Oh, to be young again. I'm sitting here writing this in my office-nook late at night... I think I'll turn my chair around, kill the desk light and let the window bleed my mind a while and I'll listen to it just one more time for tonight (thanks Emma).