Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hang On, These Records Are Nice...

Blossom Dearie: Tout Doucement (Verve, 1957)
Famed for her none-more breakworthy I Like London In The Rain, Dearie has a serious bit of form as a supper-club scented jazzular chantoose from the New York School. This is a wonderful song that shows a refreshingly free and easy take on the French language. We're back to the concept of simpler times, I feel. Available here should your tastebuds be tickled...

Leander: Hide And Sleep (Kennington Recordings, 2008)
Leander are two brothers from Germany who make electronic music and - from what we can see in this picture - enjoy the smoking of what appears to be a "doobie" and the drinking of tea. I like this record as it keeps its powder dry with the odd spot of guitar there and drum machine here, drapes it all in a nice - if understated - tune, then goes all dramatic at 2:29. I fully support this kind of thing. If you want to drop them a line or call them up on the telephone to say hello, then have a look here. Ain't the modern world dandy?

3 comments:

the mammary gland said...

I adore Blossom Dearie, especially the Fontana albums. Soon Its Gonna rain is a classic especially her version of Trains and Boats And Planes.
Cheers for this Rob!

martijn said...

Thanks for that.

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