Moon King’s “Only Child” is the standout track from their Obsession 1 EP, and its a remarkable pop/punk song that deserves more attention than its been given. Turn up LOUD , and don’t stand too close to the speakers in case it propels you across the room.
DeVotchKa Live With the Colorado Symphony
(Cicero Recordings LTD)
Release Date: 13 November 2012
DeVotchKa’s music has always been grand in scope, possessing an almost filmic quality in its ability to paint sound collages of vast landscapes. In other words, the band’s music has been practically begging for a symphony orchestra from the get-go and now they have one. DeVotchKa Live With the Colorado Symphony sees the group teaming with the 60-person Colorado Symphony for a stunning performance of many of their best songs.
Hidden Orchestra prefer to let the music speak for itself. Suffice to say, they’re an electronic jazz collective based in Edinburgh, and the follow up to their critcally acclaimed Night Moves is even less relaint on vocals. As the double A-side for their new album Archipelago indicates, however, their music is likely to leave discerning listeners speechless too. Also see the great interview Hidden Orchestra in Plain Sight.