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Current Listening: Antiphon by Midlake
The sumptous ‘Trials of Van Occupanther’ was my favourite album of 2006, but the change in direction for the third Midlake LP ‘Courage of Others’ tested my folk-tolerance to its limits. It’s not a bad album, but didn’t get as many plays as Occupanther.
Now that Tim Smith has left the band, they’ve changed direction again, to a sound that’s more of a continuation of the second album, but definitely a progression. Here’s the title track:
Loving the album so far! Its new, but its undeniably Midlake.
On the playlist: Ladytron - Velocifero
All praise to the God of Electro – which I guess would be would be Numanus ? – Ladytron are back with a new album ‘Velocifero’, which literally means ‘bringer of speed’. The cover artwork by Brazilian art collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus is rather splendid:
…and it’s at least as addictive as ‘Witching Hour’. Having only heard it twice, it’s still early days to pick favourites, but here’s a taster:
Velocifero is supposedly only available through iTunes until June 3rd, but I found it on play.com just fine.