This is simple. We love these songs. You should listen and tell us what you think of them.
Let me also point out that this is not necessarily focused on new songs. Just what we’ve been listening to and loving this week.
1Sal Dulu – ‘Duluoz Dream’
Did you know that Duluoz is the surname of Jack Kerouac’s alter ego from his semi-autobiographical novel Vanity of Duluoz? Well, it is also partially the name of this new track from Dublin producer/instrumentalist Sal Dulu. It is a lush and inviting adventure that places somewhat hip hop beats under sultry and delicious
2Water Color Weekend – ‘At Home Again’
What we’ve got here is a laidback but supremely heartfelt and earnest slice of alternative/indie rock. Charming and endearingly unassuming, the song is one that sways and slow dances you into submission. Also, it has some warm and lush brass. Are they trumpets? I think so. I’d listen to this all day.
3Lars Jakob Rudjord – ‘Pharos’
Here’s another lesson for you. Pharos is a small peninsula in Northern Egypt, near Alexandria. It’s also the site of an ancient lighthouse built by Ptolemy. One of the Seven Wonders of the World apparently. I never knew that. But, then again, I am a cultureless swine. It’s an apt name for this track from Norweigen composer Lars Jakob Rudjord who creates music full of such grace and beauty that it can only be described as briming with culture and poise.
4Traveler CS – ‘LUX II’
There is some more neo-classical for your enjoyment here. But this time it is tinged with synth work. It’s like Vangelis’ trip to the country. There’s even some field recordings of birds for good measure. This creates a fascinating juxtaposition between nature and machine. Blade Runner’s summer vacation.
5Milliner – ‘Blood Sciences’
It has been a deceptively restrained and controlled list week. Let’s let our hair down for the last track. It is courtesy of English two=piece Milliner. A vigorous and driving number, this is pure modern rock ‘n’ roll. Except with a rather shouty verse. Normally these two pieces don’t do much for me, but this is imbued with so much energy and melody that it cannot be ignored. Good times too.