Sunday, 22 January 2012
right through that concrete wall
Confession time: Yes, it was the Gossip Girl soundtrack that hooked me onto Zee Avi. This has happened before: Someone over in their offices has good taste. And there's nothing wrong with liking Gossip Girl. Ahem.
I hear a lot of theories about music and the things we're drawn to: Music that runs at the same rate as our heartbeat, and that we like repetitive patterns. I've always been a little sceptical of the one about patterns - club music and I definitely aren't friends - but then Lali Puna comes along and turns that on its head, and then that beautiful simple, breathy, almost xylophonic sound of Zee Avi throws a final trump card. Uncomplicated, a little sad, but then isn't some of the saddest music some of the best?