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Today has been grey, cold and glum. The type of day where tea and toast is a must, and outside fills you with zero desire. Having eaten way too much toast I needed a non-food replacement for the buttered goodnes. Up steps Rosalind Leyden A.K.A. Rozi Plain.
Her soon to be released Joined Sometimes Unjoined seemed to fit this strange time of year we find ourselves in. The time where summer is gone, autumn has snuck up and woollen jumpers need airing. Thats what this album feels like to me, the end of one thing but the beginning of another. That and a piece of warm buttered toast.
A really great, mellow and beautiful album from Rozi.
Currently on tour as well! Someone else I should really go and see live.
Mica Levi, Raisa Khan and Marc Pell got together half way through Levi writing/recording her solo album back in 2008, what followed was M&TS debut Jewellery on Rough Trade/ Accidental.
Mica seems like a interesting lady to me, classically trained in music and makes her own instruments as well as hanging out with the whos-who of grime. She also remixes for the likes of The XX, Metronomy, Jamie Lidell and many more, and has also been commissioned to compose for the London Philharmonic.
Back to Never, it makes me feel uneasy/uncomfortable yet at times there is some lyrical beauty that shines through the disjointed awkwardness. It feels to me that M&TS are straddling that cavernous void that is ‘art meets music’ and with a bit more time they will be masters. But, as with a lot of art and music you don’t have to like it to see the quality and passion in it, and who knows it may grow on me.
Formed in 2009 by Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson and partner Sanae Yamada in San Francisco.
I would describe them as modern-retrospective-psychedelic-ambient-rock. Yeah thats a pretentious enough music term. Whatever it is, it flows and the album goes by before you know it. Never really challenging the listener but keeping you interested, Circles feels like an album from a band that are taking their time.
A good start to a day of listening.
This is their second LP (I think) and is out on Souterrain Transmission in the UK.
I have no power over what you listen to but if I were you I would have a little listen to Snapped Ankles. They make me feel uneasy, and for some reason I think they should be in a Wes Anderson movie especially this track.
I’m sure at one point I felt like I had an exciting future ahead of me. What happened I ask myself, and I ask myself as I’m the one that has the main ability to change and alter it. I appear to have lost my drive and ambition, and replaced that with compliance, neglect and inability to dream.
I have Friday off so maybe it’ll all change then. After all it was the day Jesus had a bad day and did it all for us.