An Eclectic Gastronomy of Sound
New music every Sunday.
“By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” – from Brunch: A Plea, by Guy Beringer, in “Hunter’s Weekly”, 1895.
Anoushka Shankar (feat. Norah Jones)- “Traces of You” (from Traces of You, 2013)
Shankar and her step-sister Norah Jones give us a soothing, wistful sitar-pop song that has a sneaky melody. It kinda floats by you, trying not to appear too special – and then it’s stuck in your head for the next hour.
Also check out this groovy Anoushka Shankar live performance, which even features someone on the handpan.
Grooms – “Infinity Caller” (from Infinity Caller, 2013)
I’m a sucker for the alternately-tuned guitar washes of sound with the little burbling synthesizer blips behind them. If you call infinity, is this what it sounds like?
Nils Frahm – “Says” (from Spaces, 2013)
Slow build acoustic piano and electronica weavings from the aptly titled Spaces. Frahm’s photographer father designed album covers for atmospheric jazz label ECM Records, and that’s no surprise, listening to this ECMish soundscape. Music equally at home in a moonlit meadow or on the moon itself.