Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sound Waves

Lisa Gerrard's new album The Silver Tree is out and looks to be promising. Ms. Gerrard is the woman behind the duo Dead Can Dance. If you like atmospheric music with old world instruments, you might want to check it out. I checked out the samples and downloaded one song (cause I just had to have it right then). The song I got was in my opinion the best sounding, titled Space Weaver. Her voice is beautiful, haunting and spiritual. Most of the Dead Can Dance albums I own are on vinyl which I still need to replace. I have a few on CD. There is one massive collection of their work out now which I might just get.

Lisa Gerrard's website.

Dead Can Dance website.

Overlooked? I have been meaning to get Chris Corner's work. He's the man behind the band Sneaker Pimps. Their last album Bloodsport was less electro than previous releases (which I still enjoyed), but Chris kind of gets back to form in his two releases The Alternative and Kiss + Swallow. Both worth getting.

Chris Corner's Website.

Sneaker Pimps' Website.

So this is my wish list and I can't get them all at once. I have to consider Junior Boys too as well as Depeche Mode's Live in Milan.


Chuang Shyue Chou said...

A new Lisa Gerrard album? I will go look. Thanks V.

steve said...

Thanks for the reccomendations V. New Mode, live? Excellent! Had no idea. hey, are you famliar with Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins fame? He's got some stelar new atmospheric guitar releases out now on Darla records!

V said...

Chuang, let us know how you liked it.

Thanks Steve, I have heard that Robin G. was doing something on his own but haven't heard any of the music. I'll have to check it out.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Speaking of the Cocteau Twins, I thought I heard a Cocteau Twins track at the shop except that it was in Chinese! It had Chinese lyrics to it. Then, I found that some Chinese or Taiwanese girl had covered it. Jolin or something.

There was some Hong Kong star, Faye Wong, that sang some tracks written by Robin Guthrie some years back. I am not familiar with that scene but that is what I have been told.

V said...

Thanks for the info. It would be interesting to hear C.T. in Chinese! How did it sound to you?