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I have just been pointed to the incredible Sublime Frequencies label. I've heard Group Inerane now, and I don't want to go home. I feel like we'll be hearing, if I may, game-changing things from this label.
I don't know what's out there, I don't know how old I'll get, and I can't stop thinking about what it'll be like tomorrow. I'd rather not speak, I can hear the soccer game down below in the town, but from this rooftop I'd rather keep it to myself. Not speaking is my way of telling you that I'm alright. I'm always looking at myself in mirrors when I see them, windows when I pass them, because I like to be reminded of what I look like. Sometimes I feel like a cat or a mushroom, or much shorter or awkward than I am. I move like a horse, I move steady and with grace, I'm a full cup of man and I'm happy to be reminded of my blessings. I take this song as one of my blessings, that I wrote for this town, for those four girls, for my family and for the ocean when I'm near it. I believe we'll be seeing a lot of each other; enough to learn what smiles lie waiting inside, and I think it will be nice. Let the sun set blue and let the wind blow the smoke towards the water.
At 6 she had divorced her parents and moved to the city. She grew up with the homeless and at 22 had solved that whole problem. (hint: a definitional adjustment)
[More about Group Inerane] [Sold Out Everywhere]Posted by Dan at November 6, 2007 1:57 AM
This sounds amazing--thanks so much for pointing this out. If you dig the Tuareg stuff, the big release this year is by Tinariwen, which is out domestically in Canada through Outside Music. They're in Canada starting November 20 for gigs in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec and Sherbrooke.Posted by barclay at November 6, 2007 10:10 AM
oh my goodness.
sometime new music makes me really sad, and this is one of those. these songs are in a language i don't understand at all, recorded in a country i've never seen by people i'll never hear of.
when i hear this, it lifts me off my chair.Posted by karpe at November 6, 2007 10:35 PM
this is to say: SO AMAZING.
i just wish i could buy it. anyone have the LP? willing to share?
Posted by karpe at November 6, 2007 10:38 PM
whiskers - email mePosted by dan at November 12, 2007 3:01 AM
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