Nathan (gemsling) wrote,
Nathan
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Lots o' music

Renee Geyer has a unique voice. Or does she? If you were to ask me who was singing this, I might have said Tracy Chapman.

I've been acquiring a lot of music recently, largely thanks to the Frankston Library, but also TPN Rock and the Elefant Traks 10th birthday gig last week. Albums include:

  • She Will Have Her Way - The Songs of Tim & Neil Finn, as recorded by various AU and NZ female performers. Has some great sounds and arrangements, including Renee Geyer's version of Into Temptation.

  • Also from the Frankston Library: Two Shoes by The Cat Empire, a 1979 Sweeney Todd musical starring Angela Lansbury (I keep hearing Jessica Fletcher), The Platinum Collection by John Williamson (but the 3rd CD was scratched).

  • Before that batch, I had borrowed some Nigel Kennedy, some Prokofiev (without the most famous piece from his Romeo & Juliet score - WTF?), and the compilation from Andrew Denton's radio Music Challenge, including a disturbing version of I Touch Myself by Rolf Harris... Rolf and Scala (Belgian girls' choir) will have to battle it out for the title on the most inappropriate cover of that song.

  • Whoops, almost forgot Flying Colours by Bliss N Eso, plus Young Modern by Silverchair. I think I've remembered all the library visits now. About the same time, I bought Angles by Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip; I should write more about that at some point.

  • Nothing Left To Believe by Immune (awesome), Everyday Including by The Union Trade (downtempo indy rock, good for background listening), Labyrinth and Soundscapes by Saros (sounds like a film score), and The Once and Future Harp by Cheryl Ann Fulton (it seemed like a good idea at the time), all from Magnatune: I tried out a download membership for a month.

  • Threads by Hermitude and Melbourne Meets Kingston by Mista Savona, which I bought after hearing their excellent sets last Friday night at the Elefant Traks 10th birthday gig.

  • Hang Me Oh Hang Me and Winter Hours by The Deep Dark Woods - folky Canadian harmonies which I picked up after hearing their song "All the Money I Had Is Gone", bought from the excellent Canadian music store Zunior. Somehow the backing vocals on that track remind me of Crash Test Dummies...

That's a lot of music. And yet, I still don't know what to listen to!

ETA: I also forgot some other albums from Frankston Library: the Juno soundtrack, plus the Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets film score. Oh, and I downloaded The Slip by Nine Inch Nails.

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