I love Entertainment for the Braindead (aka Julia Kotowski). Years back I discovered one of her early albums, put out by Aaahh Records on Jamendo and her work has, over the years, consistently featured in my musical rotation. My favourites have shifted, over time, most recently to Trivialities but prior to that I’d have been hard pressed to pick between Roadkill and Hypersomnia. Even as my musical fixations have shifted though my love for her work has remained.
Lyrically heavy, poignant and beautiful – musically delicate, perfectly formed and variably haunting, striking and serene every new release from EftB has offered up something that catches me.
SUN is no exception so I’ve no hesitation in recommending it. Take it as a starting point rather than just a quick listen though, there’s a lot more in her catalogue worth hearing.
Just quick musical heads-up for Human Errors by Many Elephants. It’s a bit of an odd one in that it’s not exactly an album, more an OST for an imagined TV show. The tracks are short and unpronounced with nothing you’d point to and say ‘this is the one to listen to’ but together they create a nicely ambient whole. A little trip into a near future dystopia is where I’d place it, but that may just be down to where my head is at.
Good to stick on in the background on a dark night or, I reckon, a long journey looking out at the rain. Anyway, worth a listen.
You can find Many Elephants here and on Twitter.
Been a while since I’ve done any sonic squirrelling but as I’m laid up with a cold today I took a random nose dive into the ‘newest’ section of Bandcamp. It’s always a joy once you spend the time to do it and there’s inevitably something good to be found if you poke around enough, like Dry Land by Baydog. Very cool Jazz/Electronic stuff, smooth as silk too – a good immersive listen on a miserable day. Grab it here.
As you might have noticed the Song of the Day has become my place holder on days where I’ve no real writing to put up, which is most of them at the moment as I’m basically stuck between semi-finished projects (like a radio play) which need to go in their own direction and new ideas which are still finding their feet (like whichever novel I write next). More writing is coming though, just drip fed and in the meantime, have a song…
My latest work, No Cure for Shell Shock, is a collection of short stories and poetry. It’s available as an eBook and a paperback here.
As always reviews, support and shares are welcome.
Song of the day. Saw these guys live at the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville a few years back. Well worth the trip, as is Nashville in general for that matter. Anyway, rock me mamma, rock me…