I now find it increasingly difficult to view music videos as anything but an ultimate distraction from the music wingeing on in the backdrop, although that wasn’t always the case. My grandparents have had Sky for as long as I care to remember, and I’d misspend summer holidays feverishly clicking through the likes of VH1, MTV2, and so on in search of even the dwindling seconds of the favourite of any given moment. Though the enduring preference was, and most probably always will be, that which accompanied The Chemical Brothers’ Star Guitar. Directed by the inimitable Michel Gondry, it documents the scurrying landscapes to connect Nîmes and Valence which are shot from a glinting train window, and it’s irrefutably beautiful. And as such, rudimentary though it may be by comparison, it was a recollection of this (attributed to the above artwork) which immediately endeared me to the latest softened synth-based composition from French-Irish electronician, Peadar Kearney. Sorry About The Time doesn’t even sound too dissimilar to Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons’ abiding calling card in kind, as it lucidly ebbs and flows through a gentle chord progression built about but two chords. Effectual sparseness incarnate, eh? And, the longest off his burgeoning SoundCloud, so too is it the one to chime loudest.
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- Back among the proverbial pigeons, stream #ThePerfectMess from @bloodredshoes’ upcoming 4th, and finally eponymous LP http://t.co/fxO2oSYgln about 2 hours ago from web
- Later, the last of seven tracks to his Sentimentality EP, may yet prove @Spitzlang’s breakthrough tune for thought: http://t.co/hlwr8cFsbp about 3 hours ago from web
- Beautiful as it is bloody disorienting, stream Dehost – a dolorous first from London songsmith, Jon Jackson: http://t.co/lJt2SrBxWm about 4 hours ago from web
- At times stereotypically torturous, D&D review @XiuXiuforLife pay #Nina Simone the ultimate tribute: http://t.co/Z1wAwM8Ono @graveface_recs about 5 hours ago from web