Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Song of the day

"Sa Sa Samoa", by Korallreven.

Here is a band that has given more than the casual nod to New Order. You wouldn't call a song "The Truest Faith", and sounding as it does, by accident.

On "Sa Sa Samoa", though, the pan-African vibe that also permeates their music is more to the fore. I can also hear elements of the classic 4AD sound (or maybe that is just because I have been lately immersing myself in This Mortal Coil). 

The dreamlike vocals are by Julianna Barwick, herself responsible for one of the better albums of 2011, and one which I have been remiss in not mentioning here before, "The Magic Place".

Happy new year.