Saturday, January 19, 2013


"How to Dress Well" is the brainchild of Tom Krell. He makes haunting, lo-fi R&B inspired music that is hard to describe. He hails from Minneapolis, but moved to Cologne, Germany where he collaborated with the musician cokc dokc. He has released several EPs and in October 2010, Krell released his first full-length album, "Love Remains". His latest, "Love Remains" was released in 2012. His voice reminds me a little of James Blake. It's a high-pitched falsetto and much of his music is very rhythmic and danceable.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Aster, the Star

Aster Aweke was born in Ethiopia and began her musical career in her late teens. She has a beautiful yet powerful voice. And much of her musical is lively and danceable. To me, she sounds more Middle-Eastern than African. But that's just me. Aweke became disillusioned with the Ethiopian government and moved to the United States in 1981. She now lives in Washing D.C. but frequently tours the world. She has several cds.