Thursday, January 30, 2014

Song of the day

"The Philosophers Trap", by Marsen Jules.

Every year around this time, a new volume in Kompakt's "Pop Ambient" series of compilation albums appears. This year's is hot off the presses (or digital simulacrum) and contains the usual mix of familiar and unfamiliar names. Most likely the track that will be of most interest to the curious is the Gas remix of a piece from the most recent album by The Field. Good (perhaps surprisingly so) as that is, though, the one that has caught my ear is "The Philosophers Trap", by Marsen Jules. There's not much to say about it other than that it is strongly evocative of the instrumental half of David Sylvian's "Gone To Earth", a place that it is always nice to visit. So this is like looking at your old holiday snaps. Maybe.

It doesn't seem to be on the internet (yet), but you can listen to a fragment of it over at Kompakt's Soundcloud page.