Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sia later

Sia is quite a wonderful singer. She was raised in Australia and as a youngster was invited to sing on recordings with Zero 7. She released her first CD in 2000, and has released several CDs since then. I haven't found a whole lot of biographical info on her but, who cares?! She has a wonderful voice. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Twin Peaks

Twin sisters Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz have and interesting background. Their father is the late Miguel Diaz who was the conguero in the Buena Vista Social Club. They were born in Cuba but were raised in Paris by their Venezuelan mother. Their music combines elements of Afro-Cuban roots music with electro-soul. You can definitely hear a bit of a Bjork in their music as well. They sing in English and Yoruban. Their self-titled CD was released in February of 2015.

Friday, April 3, 2015

A wing and a prayer

First off, I love the name of this group--A Winged Victory for the Sullen. It pretty much sums up the sound of the group/duo. It's made up of pianist/composer Dustin O'Halloran and composer/engineer Adam Witzie. They formed the group as an outlet for what they've termed "harmonic Robitussin." I'd describe their music as ambient chamber. It's a combination of contemporary classical and quiet, sountracky music. They've written music for dance companies and soundtracks for films. And from the looks and sounds of their live performances, appear to put on an amazing show.