Posts Tagged With: jazz

September’s Here Again

Achingly beautiful, David Sylvian’s September is a dusty old photograph of a song. It’s a snapshot of Satie-style piano, oblique and wistful: the flickering memories of a great summer. The vocal is mannered, coming from Sylvian’s early solo work, but the effect is wonderful. I live for summer and worship the sun, and this song is my annual ritual. Autumn’s in the air…

Also check out my Totem mix for Thea, one of the stand out tracks on the album Tales Of Us

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Paris Paris – Malcolm McLaren and Catherine Deneuve

Is this a work of sublime jazz-flecked genius or flawed and trashy? Personally I’ve tuned my radar not to hear McLaren’s ropey vocals, but Deneuve’s breathy French litany is spellbinding. She could read out her grocery list and bring grown men to their knees. The Sing away/No I can’t moment is a bit Diva on the record, but covered up with smiles in the video… Rest in peace, Malcolm, you fabulous, silly man.

radio vibes cover artMy new Mixtapes page is here,
with free compilations
featuring Radio Vibes.

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Radio Vibes

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This is the sound of summer – watching sail boats from a beach bar after three mojitos. Chill-out to soul, blue note beats and lazy jazz. The crackle of old vinyl: torch songs and saxophones. Drift away to Radio Vibes, broadcasting to you across the ether. 

Listen here…   

…or free download here (right click) mp3, 48minutes, 93 mb, track listing and cover art included.

By the way, the voice at the beginning and the end isn’t me, but track 15 is my own tune, Beach House.

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