Song Of The Day #15.


Caribou – Jamelia

Odd but brilliant music…

I have been played ‘Odessa’ from Caribou’s 2010 album ‘Swim’, and then downloaded said album for some research (he is soon to be viewed at the Berlin Festival, which is when? NEXT WEEK!), but never really listened to much more than the first track. My walk home from work today was a “I can’t be bothered to change the song” (on my musical playing device) walk, and so was presented to me ‘Jamelia’.

There’s a repetitive slightly haunting, main line of music that starts the music off, with odd blips of what I suppose would be deemed soundbites. They jar quite dramatically with the main line – pizzicato violin, synthesised instruments, a cacophony of pieces, even to the point of sounding like a classic out-of-tune ice cream van. The violins appear at various other points during the tune (it’s sort of hard to call this a ‘song’ for some reason), and the whole thing builds up to something of  noisy peak, trailing off quietly at the end.

But I like it! The vocals aren’t half bad either, though I can’t actually work out what’s being said. It is a very good piece of music, and you should listen to it:

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