I’ve really been enjoying your cd, thanks @woweezowee! Very folky-type start to it, but it’s the type of alt-folk (?) that I quite enjoy listening to.
Not heard of either Amalgamated Sons of Rest or Volcano Choir before, but really liked both. ASOR is very lovely and subdued, and the Volcano Choir song/tune really reminds me of another song, but I can’t quite place it. I was just about to say that the singer sounds a bit like Bon Iver, despite me not having listened much to him, and a quick google seems to say that it is him; so well done, my ears!
I had an album of James Yorkston’s from many years ago, but I think I returned it to the shop (Virgin/Our Price no doubt) as I was a poor student and didn’t love it enough to keep, but I should go back and listen to more as I might enjoy him more now that I am less poor.
The Quasi and Alela Diane songs are also nice. Tunng I have a few albums of, although I swayed through liking and being a bit indifferent to some of their songs. But I definitely remember this song from their first (?) album.
Listening Center is just some noises manipulated about it seems, so I can’t form much of an opinion, but it’s fine! & I am a big fan of Why? (and included a different song of theirs on my mix), but I don’t recognise this song. Is it from an old album or ep?
Matt Elliott almost sounded like he might be too much of a ramshackle sort of sound, but I ended up really quite enjoying it. Very nice. I know of King Creosote (well, Scottish, maybe Fence records or some such?) and a similar sort of style as James Yorkston I think?
The next few songs are probably my least favourite part of the cd. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is another chap whose album I had bought in my student days, and liked but returned because I didn’t like enough (ahh, the days when you could return cds if you didn’t like them). Not too keen on this live song, maybe because his voice seems a bit less polished. Actually, I do sort of like the Long Fin Killie song, even though it seems a bit more rough around the edges than I would normally like, although the ending is a bit too waily maybe. Stephen Malkmus/Pavement have never done too much for me from what I’ve heard - nice enough, but doesn’t grab me. & the Decemberists - I have their Her Majesty album, but I never listened too much. I feel (rightly or wrongly) like all their songs sound the same. I keep changing between liking and disliking this song - his singing is a bit irritating at times when he stresses the words, but I really quite like the lady singing bit, although he comes back and the song almost never ends!
I haven’t listened to much of Bjork, despite quite liking some songs of hers, and other artists which probably sound like her, but she does have a great voice. I only have one album of Grizzly Bear’s (and a Department of Eagles album), but I haven’t had the big love for them that I think I should have, considering their sounds. Aha, this song is from the album I have of theirs, and is a nice song.
The 91plus song is a nice bit of electro-instrumental stuffs. Ooh, I’ve only just realised that the next song is a sample of the actual JFK (as opposed to a band) speaking over The Album Leaf. I know of The Album Leaf, but never properly listened to a whole album of theirs. Lovely tune and mix for the samples!
I’m a big fan of Beirut, and have been ever since first hearing (and playing to death) Postcards From Italy ten or more years ago. Whereas I really don’t know much of Nina Simone’s songs other than My Baby Just Cares For Me, which I really love. I don’t love the Take Me To The Water song as much, but it’s a nice end to the album.
ok, there we go! I really have enjoyed the cd, and is probably my most listened to of all the cds I’ve received so far, probably because it’s quite similar to a lot of my tastes, so thank you!