Best Bit: The wailing duel guitars of the crescendo to the main solo.
Note: Only the patient need apply. Or actually, just go away and come back when you’re feeling more patient. It is 26 minutes long, and is arguably 1 song, 2 songs or 9 of them put together.
Nice bit of atmospheric guitar-artsiness. I think this was the first NIN song I really got into.
Heaven for sampling enthusiasts
An addition to the recently-addressed subject of “songs I’ve made an idiot of myself to on the dancefloor”.
The album version is longer (and better), but I quite like this video so the short version stays.
Opening song from my favourite Deerhoof album.
More Bjork. This time venturing into her somewhat-later work. It’s a fantastic song. Interestingly, the audio to the video is slightly different to the album – but it’s basically just a bunch of bells added over the top seemingly to fit in with the visuals. I like the more minimal version better, but who am I to question the actions of the Icelandic pixie?
Edit: Actually, the more I listen to this version the less I like it. It actually changes the audio a lot, and part of the appeal of ‘Medulla’ was that it was almost entirely comprised by human voices – this version seems to throw this concept straight out the window. Oh well, from reading the Wiki, it sounds like it was a creative decision rather than a record exec saying “I dunno if this acapella stuff is gonna sell units. You’d better throw some instruments in there.” So I guess that’s something.
A while back I featured a Sleepy Jackson song, and talked about how it was unusual because it opens with a minute-long guitar riff that’s just 1 chord.
Well, that song looks downright conventional compared to this French Rockets tune. It’s 7 and a half minutes of a 1-chord guitar riff.
Yet somehow I still feel like it’s really enjoyable. Do you agree? Or is this just crazy talk?
The very lo-fi, super-creative sounds of a favourite Perth act: The Gizzards. This is the closer to their first album (listen to it here) and I love it. That outro brought a tear of happiness to my eye the first time I heard it.
Oh, and this video for it is my own handiwork! Its starts out very simple but trust me, it gets better!
Aka. That song with the baby in the video.
It’s a very fitting video because, like the baby in the womb, something about the song just seems to wrap you up and immerse you in it.