Saturday, 16 July 2011

GUEST SPOT # 5 - Kings of Convenience - 'Homesick'




Kings of Convenience - 'Homesick' (2004)


This weeks guest spot is from Jon, who has come up with a great idea for a post: Sunday Morning Albums:-

Sunday morning albums have been an integral part of my life for a long time. That post-Saturday night comedown requires some TLC to get you back to a state where you could contemplate work again on Monday morning. Over the years, Air's 'Moon Safari', Morcheeba's 'Who Can You Trust', Quantic's 'Apricot Morning' and The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You' have all provided the soundtrack to a Sunday morning, amongst many others. 

The middle of 2005 heralded big changes when our first daughter was born. Staying in became the new going out and Sunday morning became less about recovering from the excesses and late night of the previous evening, and more about getting up hideously early with a colicky baby. There's something soul-sapping about being up at 5am - you know there's pretty much no chance you'll get back to sleep, but you know you're going to feel like crap. So why not use the time for extra musical indoctrination of your firstborn? Kings Of Convenience's 'Riot On An Empty Street' was the first Sunday morning album I recall from this new era. The first track, 'Homesick', has a certain Simon and Garfunkel-ness to it and lying on the living room rug at stupid o'clock in the morning with a wide awake baby it certainly helped sooth the pain. And at that time in the morning the lyrics pretty much always made me cry.


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GUEST SPOT # 5 - Kings of Convenience - 'Homesick'
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16 July 2011 at 11:16

One of my favourite bands of recent years. They are simply wonderful.

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16 July 2011 at 11:32

Great Track...what I love about this is finding Music you are not aware of....and this is great example....checking them out further as we speak...good blog

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Jon
16 July 2011 at 11:51

Thanks. If you like this then check out their Versus album with great remixes of their first album from the likes of Röyksopp, Four Tet and Ladytron.

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sfw
16 July 2011 at 11:56

Great band...everytime I listen to them I want to pop down the beach, roll out a towel and watch the world go by!

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16 July 2011 at 14:18

Great post Jon, I know how that all feels now. Love the 'extra musical indoctrination'. I had Gregory Isaacs to get me through those early morning blues as Reggae seemed to be music of choice to calm Max.

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