New Feature: Review Haiku (With New Music From Hotel Hotel, High Places, and Lou Reed)
So, readers, this is a new idea for a feature that I've been kicking around in my head over the weekend, tackling new music with a form of poetry that most of us haven't used since we first learned it (not that I want to presume about MFR readers' haiku usage). This is the first installment, and with it comes brand new music from Brooklyn-based alt-country practitioners Motel Motel; Candian synth songstress Kellarissa; ethereal world-pop duo High Places; the legendary Lou Reed, with a live rendition of a classic track; UK neo-soulsters Magistrates; and The Present (AKA Animal Collective producer Rusty Santos). Hope you enjoy!
1. Motel Motel - "Coffee"
Download: Motel Motel - "Coffee"
Pub-crawl roots-rock plays
tension well, but the Eyes of
the Bright still glare.
2. High Places - "From Stardust To Sentience"
Download: High Places - "From Stardust To Sentience"
Shine, shimmer, and skip, on
Worldly pop transcending
place and melody.
3. Kellarissa - "Flamingo"
Download: Kellarissa - "Flamingo"
Charming synth-based pop
Music, bare but rich in reverb
and keys proves passable
4. Magistrates - "Make This Work"
Download: Magistrates - "Make This Work"
Prince as New York new
wave with synth sensuality;
blue-eyed soulful sometimes
5. Lou Reed - "Caroline Says" (Part Two)
Download: Lou Reed - "Caroline Says" (Part Two)
Sing-speak master revisits
past glories and finds renewed,
6. The Present - "World I See"
Download: The Present - "World I See"
Down the sonic rabbit hole
goes the producer; Animal
Collectives make more sense.
Labels: Review Hiaku