This is where I post my music. One of my great loves in life. It's something I cannot be without. Carnival is my place to post what I'm listening to. It's really a blog for me, as I have rather eclectic taste in music and don't really expect many others to be right there with me! However, I do love when someonedoes find something that speaks to them, as has happened. Nowthat makes me so happy!
And please do take a peek there, just there above, where it says 'Music and Me' to see why I do.
I cannot explain what this man's voice does to me. Cannot explain why I can listen to it on loop. For days. Or that I will even listen to his other band, the post-hardcore Alexisonfire, just to hear his voice soar in between other vocalist George Pettit's screaming duties. Perhaps it is something about the clear ringing tones, but also I think it's the way he writes songs. It's the very best, the beauty, of post-hardcore songs, stripped down to their simplest form until it's all about the melody, and the way his voice trips over and around it.
I don't know. But I do love it....
Last autumn I did a post on Ólafur Arnalds, one of my favourite instrumental musicians, and more recently I discovered this lady, his cousin Ólof Arnalds, who instantly reminded me of why I love Nordic music so much.
Born in Mora one cold day in the year 1987, raised by former hippies on a farm on the swedish countryside and now making music about looking for love and long lost childhood friends in the city of Stockholm...
A lady about whom it is difficult to find much information about other than the fact that she is German, Haruko's music has clear echoes of other musicians I have posted here such as Ghost Bees, Mariee Sioux , or even Joanna Newsom, but all with a swooning 60's folk loveliness.
Have a listen and see what you think.
Yes, I think it's time the ladies got a bit more coverage here.
Watch this space for some updates of the girl-ish kind.