Sunday, 8 September 2013

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 08/09/13 - King Krule, Karen O, Scratchylus

Three tracks that broke the transfer record for us this week

King Krule - 'Neptune Estate' (2013)

Strange and somber with a heavy off kilter Hip Hop beat that the Wu Tang Clan would be proud of, this is a track that has given me a serious dose of aural pleasure this week. 'Neptune Estate' is taken from the talented 19 year old Londoner's debut album, 6ft Beneath the Moon. He reminds me a bit of Tom Waits in his vocal delivery while Q Magazine hail him as "a post Dubstep Billy Bragg", which certainly makes for interesting listening.

King Krule's website, here...

Old Pa's Corner:-
Scratchylus - I hear the Children Cry(2010)


This is not a new song but it is from a 2013 compilation by Scratchylus - Reset the Mindset. It really is Scratchylus and Friends. There is some great stuff on this and I still have not completed listening to it all. I keep going back to favourites but I am loving it all. I have chosen  'I hear the Children Cry'  but I keep getting a new favourite the deeper I get into this. Essential.

Karen O - The Moon Song (2013)

Ever since I heard the 2003 Yeah Yeah Yeahs track, Maps, I've been a fan/follower of Karen O. Her solo music has appeared on numerous film soundtracks, including Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Where the Wild Things Are and Frankenweenie and she's reunited with Spike Jonze for Her - it stars Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls for a droid - the song just features Karen and an acoustic and if you close your eyes, you could be dreaming.

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 08/09/13 - King Krule, Karen O, Scratchylus
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12 September 2013 at 13:42

SFW - cute...I like it...can just imagine you running away with C3PO...maybe not he looks underage
FC - could not play video so had to go into Utube...interesting one...Bragg,Waits connection...must be a good thing, I think

14 September 2013 at 08:24

flycasual. Dark and claustrophobic - I like it.

Old Pa. As the tune started I wasn't sure that it would be for me, but by the end of the song I realised that I'd really enjoyed it. Scratchylus is a new name to me and I must delve a little deeper.

Sfw. I prefer Karen O's solo work to that of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. 'Where the Wild Things Are' was brilliant and this is lovely too.

16 September 2013 at 11:05

Old Pa, I really like this, pretty unusual but like The Swede said, by the end of it I had enjoyed it.

Sfw, i like Karen O but I'm more familiar with her in the YYY's, unlike this softer side to her which is like after sun on a particularly nasty sunburn.