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With your heart in mind.

Just when I thought Justin Vernon couldn’t have surprised me anymore, comes along this jaw-dropping session he’s done together with Sean Carey, whose falsetto almost equals Justin’s legendary vocal performance. Among Steinways and tattoos, the beauty of this recording is in the sensibility and magnificence of the arrangements, in the fluctuating structure of its songs […]

Video of the Week #58

I might be obsessing a bit too much over Bon Iver‘s latest album (as you might have gathered from my review). There is something terribly catchy and beautiful about it; the video for the first single Calgary, however, is incredibly bizarre. From the lake on fire to an awkward bear-like figure on a bed to […]

I left so much to chance.

“I think I like this guy more than I like Sufjan Stevens,” writes someone on last.fm about the up-and-coming singer-songwriter Arron Dean. In the same way as the much-acclaimed folk singer, this native of South Africa creates simple melodies from acoustic instruments and lays his voice over it; in no way hesitant, and yet fragile. […]

day 28; a song that makes you feel guilty

Hurting people is one thing I really, really dislike doing. I tend to be quite careful with people’s feelings, often more than with my own; but sometimes, it so happens that I hurt someone, or feel like I have. And after weeks, or months, even after we’ve left things behind, and moved on, or moved […]