Archive for February 26, 2017

Top 20 BandCamp discoveries: Week 1

“Christopher” – by Ellery

I would love to know the story behind this song. How much is it biographical, autobiographical, fictional or real? Hopefully there will be a day where I get to speak to this wonderfully talented wife and husband duo.

It’s a beautifully heartfelt song that appears to be about a young man who has everything ahead of him, but suffers from fits of deep depression fueled by a fractured relationship with his father. This, of course, is only my interpretation.

It’s a stripped back masterpiece with wavering time, beautifully subtle harmonies and a wonderful crescendo.

Official recording:

Live version (audio is not great)

 

1000 songs!!! But which are the best?

This week I broke the 1000 barrier! I have now purchased over 1000 songs from www.bandcamp.com!

 

As a general rule, I only purchase the albums that I really like and many are listened to several times before I make the decision to discard or to buy.

And, whilst I love them all, I do have my favourites. For the next 20 weeks I will highlight (in no particular order) my top 20 songs from the 1000 that I have picked up in the last three or four years.

Take a few minutes to check them out, you may just find your next favourite band/artist. I know I’ve found many that I could no longer live without!