Friday, 23 February 2007

Tip if you hate...




Hello everyone, the last week has been a very varied one for each of us, blaine's been romancing in a cornwell hideout (its called castle camelot, and its literally like a medieval castle on a cliff top... its haunted corridors are riddled with eerie sounds and approaching footsteps, and its run by a bunch of polish waiters who hover above the carpetted floors and take your order with crooked smiles), kai's been djing in stevenage, playing all his favourite early 90's smashes while watching a bunch of young kids who call themselves the guildean gang play.Kaps has been orbiting in a different sphere, the land of bangra beats, intensive drum practices and evening sessions at the wembley football club, Henry has been whiling away sweet time hunched over his newly purchased baby grand piano (its white and is identical to the one john lennon plays in the Imagine video), he's also been composing some very beautiful piano pieces, he says they are sounding a hybrid between arcade fire and radiohead's pyramid song, and as for me, i've been to see a whole bunch of gigs, amy whinehouse, Love is all, regina spektor, jack penate, the noisettes..and generally been losing sleep over a song i'm working on.Its a mixture between flamenco guitar picking, a bossa nova drum rhythm (from an old german drum box that resembles one of those beautiful 1950's stereos), some synths and lots of ehoing vocals....the lyrics were originally called Ivy Tower, but i reckon i might just shorten it to Ivy, i like the idea of this creeping plant that slithers up trees and strangles the life out of them over a period of decades, someone told me that ivy can pull down brick walls too mmmm......probably total rubbish, but interesting rubbish none the less. The last couple of days, (friday and saturday) i've been over at kai's, fulfilling our shared dream of timbaland rhythms and fleetwood mac guitar, pushing all sorts of strange sounds into his laptop and mixing them up into structures and bpm's...its been a bit like remixing ourselves at the same time as writing, and i'm really really pleased with how it sounds.One of the pieces (which is without lyrics at the moment, but we've decided to call "missing limb") is like our version of Nelly Furtado's "No Hay Igual", or perhaps a continuation of one fo our quite recent songs Crosswords. The other piece, which has a working title of Hide Away, sounds like a cross-dressing of New Order's "Blue Monday" and Daft Punk's Aerodynamic ....the lyrics have this really creepy feel to them, they're about an under cover lover, sneaking around someones house and looking through their possessions (interesting to see whats been on blaine's mind).Its quite strange for us that these songs have turned out this way, it feels like we are another band almost, like we are morphing into something new, maybe we should start looking different too, do some costume changes during the set......?








Anyway, i've been listening to this song, i think its absolutely incredible....really beautiful lyrics,and a strong arrangement.I shouldn't really be sharing it as its a song from a very highly anticapated album that hasn't come out yet, but have a listen and see if you can guess who its by......click here ???

I saw this in Garlic n' Shots in soho, had to use a lighter in order to shed some light on it....made me laugh, everyone should go and drop their lose change into it....


Take care, hope your well, let me know if you can work out who the mystery (???) song is by...
William,X

8 comments:

Jackie said...

ocean on noise by arcade fire!

the give away came when i cast my eyes on the pop up that asked if i wanted to download '04ocean of noise'.
good work though.
maybe put up some mystery tracks yet to be heard by my excited delectible ears?!
x x x x

AK said...

Arcade Fire... brilliant.
Er, have I just spoiled the mystery (jets)?

Instant Belgium said...

Oh but of course Monsieur William, it is the idyllic Arcade Fire.

Christopher said...

um, when you play the ??? song in your media player it comes up with the title and band....

Anonymous said...

doh!
it says arcade fire when you download it
love it!

outwithmummyxxx

haeran said...

it's too obvious:-)
i could see it while putting the file into my mp3 player.
anyway, thanks for nice music.
i can't wait to listen to your new album!

kari said...

1- blue monday/aerodynamic = count me in

2- william, that picture of you is absolutely stunning

3- if i had some spare change/wasn't stranded in indiana i would definitely get in on that action.

kari said...

arcade fire. wooot.