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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- Newly announced for @OfficialRandL, @BrodyDalle and @bloodredshoes: http://t.co/zJU79dbyP2 about 1 day ago from web
- We're currently switching servers – again – hence today's drastic lack of activity, but should be back with it soon enough. #EnjoyTheSilence about 2 days ago from Twitter for iPhone
- Here's @giorgiomoroder putting his distinctive spin on @coldplay's #Midnight https://t.co/d4ls2fLbjy http://t.co/8ofXpRgaMB about 3 days ago from Twitter for iPhone
- Needing to burn off a few excess calories in the coming days? You could do worse than to stick Percussions' Sext on… http://t.co/Wr7Va9t8is about 1 week ago from web