Friday 17 May 2013

Goaty air? Got yay!

I put that recentish Gotye album, Making Mirrors, on my iPod a while ago, which gets a lot of use during what is often a two hour commute to the institution that is currently facilitating my betterment of mind and employability. It is that album with 'Somebody that I used to know' on it, which has more than a few covers and remixes lurking in the halls of the interbutts. This one track took off big time, but the rest of the album is a treasure trove of other good stuff packed away in the bytes. It's digital.

I've been really enjoying his variety of style, which he still cohesively presents in a tasty pop shell. It is kind of like a box of chocolates, where you don't always know what you are going to get, but you do. You are going to get chocolate. Unless you are buying something that isn't chocolate, but the box still says chocolate. Find a new chocolate shop. In the case of Making Mirrors you don't always know what's coming, but it is always pop, in a kind of Peter Gabriel kind of way.

'Better' could've been sung by the Four Tops, and is just about the most uplifting song about friendship in or out of a relationship out there at the moment.. 'State of the Art' will remind you of a whole host of nineties and early twenty-first century electronica and synth pop. There is also a great a Peter Gabrielesque thing called 'In Your Light'. Then there is a pile of other catchy upbeat things that fill out the album.

Then there is a song right at the end of some versions of the the album (as there is with most albums) called 'Bronte' (which is far less common). There is something really sweet about it, and a little bit sad. I think after the upbeat tracks that make up most of the rest of the album I just never gave it the attention it deserved. I think you should watch the clip.

If you are the kind of person who reads the e-mails, but doesn't visit the site (and for some reason your e-mail client doesn't show the videos), you can click here for a link.

It's a fun album.

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