Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beautiful and free—hard to beat that combination

Some of you may be familiar with the music of Sigur Ros. (Sorry if I can’t figure out how to do the requisite Icelandic accent marks.) If you don’t like them, then you don’t need to read any further. This won’t interest you in the least. But do come back again. I’ve recently found a group that makes music on a similar plane as Sigur Ros—Azeda Booth. I guess the only word to describe their music is just “pretty”. I know, it’s a fairly pedestrian term, but I tend to use it a lot in judging a fair amount of music. This obscure group from Canada has a distinct sound. Layers upon layers of guitar and luscious vocals. The result is almost symphonic at times. And the best part for initiates is that you can hear a bunch of their tunes on their web site. What’s even better is you can download their EP from there as well. What’s to lose—especially for cheapskates like me? Visit:

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