Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I bought a cd by Air called Pocket Symphony (super-cool website) about 6 months ago or so. Never cracked it open until about a month ago.

Fantastic, much of it wonderfully ambient and a little evocative of a more rhythmically driven sort of Moon and the Melodies by Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd. Great stuff. There's one track that reminds me of gamelan, which I love. One of the songs is written by and features vocals of Jarvis Cocker, so the cool quotient is oober-high on this one.

Someone set the song Mer du Japon to this video of Tokyo trains to quite lovely effect, in my opinion. Enjoy!


DBA Dude said...

Kewl sounds, will keep an eye open for tour dates. Guessed that they were French when you mentioned the Jarvis Cocker collaboration as he has been living in Paris for a few years.

Buck said...

That was a nice vid! And the train had to be an express coz it didn't stop at a single station... or that was some great, seamless editing, whichever.

Tokyo trains are awesome. I pretty much rode 'em every day for two years while living there, and the trains are always on time (to the second!) and are nearly always crowded in a way that's simply inexplicable to western minds, as well. You see some pretty strange stuff on Tokyo trains... especially on the last train of the night... ;-)