The Darjeeling Limited OST: Cracking album full of Western feelgood tunes, like The Kinks and The Rolling Stones as well as some great Indian music (the film is set in India), mostly scores from other films. A very interesting listen.
The Sound The Hare Heard: A great compliation containing mostly unreleased tracks from US Punk label Kill All Rock Stars. But a punk album this is not. Centred around mostly singer songwriter acoustic stuff, its a really great chillaxed album. Highlights include Colin Meloy and Laura Veirs. Sweet artwork too.
Santogold: You’ve probably seen posters for this album around the streets with its rather bizarre artwork that I can’t decide if I like or not. Dubby, Beatsy, Breaksy awesomeness from the American MC who supported Bjork last year and just signed to Atlantic. Bangin’
Colin Meloy Sings Live: Lead singer/songwriter for The Decembrists goes acoustic for this recorded show. It was always going to be amazing really wasn’t it? I love live albums…
Toumani Diabate & Ballake Sissiko: New Ancient Strings: I hadn’t heard of this guy before this album, but heard that it was played on the Kora, an african stringed instrument which have heard played live and its beautiful. It’s a bit like a harp, but played like a flamenco guitar. Perfect Sunday morning wake up music.
This is what a kora looks like:
and here’s Toumani playing one:
To be continued….