25-08-2011 // : James Blake & Bon Iver - Fall Creek Boys Choir
Surprise-release last night on BBC Radio was a collaboration from two of 2011s biggest music stars James Blake & Bon Iver. I was sceptical, because both albums have me puzzled about their succes. Blake's debut is plain boring and Bon Iver's praised album is still finding it's place in my 2011-overview. Not sure to love it, like it, hate or just don't care at all about it. Both albums do have some great songs, so maybe this collaboration is the perfect fit, like Kanye & Jay-Z were the perfect hiphop-match heading for the title of best hiphop-album of the year (at which, they failed..).
Back to Fall Creek Boys Choir. I hated it the 1st time. The 4m40 seemed to last forever and i was glad the annoying vocals, sleepy beats and barking dogs were gone. But i had to listen a few times to get my head around it and the more i played it, the more i liked it. I ended up playing it 9 times in a row last night, and it was the 2nd/3rd/4th/5th thing i heard this morning (after Jalin Roze's More Flows). The vocoder vocals, slow beats & barking dogs are a strange combination that works very well and the whole song feels as a dark 80s lovesong (my mind even came up with Whitney Houston at some point, how's that for reference?). I'm loving this track and really looking forward to more of them teaming up, although i'm still not convinced that it will be great. Based on the tracks both artists released before their albums came out & how the albums ended up, i'd almost expect an entire album to be a disappointment again. I hope they prove me wrong, though.