It's been a few weeks since I last provided my few dear readers with some music to bemuse and delight.And I hope this new offering won't disappoint.
Girls that Glitch.
Glitch Music, for those who haven't come across it, is a genre all it's own. Here's what wikipedia has to say on the matter:
"The origins of glitch music are derived from the failure of digital technology. The effects of failure in technology, such as bugs, crashes, system errors, hardware noise, skipping and audio distortion, can be captured on computers and provide the basic building blocks of Glitch music"
I like the definition. Suits a good amount of this music, but I'm sure a glitch purist, should any exist, would say I'm stretching the genre with this selection. Fair enough, some tracks have real drums. I never really stick with one thing long anyway, I like to twist and shake, and maybe surprise a little once in a while. My favourite time to play music to people is after a party, when everyone's knackered, maybe too wasted one way or another to get a conversation together, and happy to be taken to strange and unexpected musical places.
I've included female voices on every single track. I reckon that glitch music is something which it's obvious for geeks to make, male geeks at that. With this selection I try to show that when you add a girl's voice to glitchy music, it can provide the opportunity to create tunes that are fragile, delicate, and feel like they are just on the verge of breaking.
I think that's what you get here. Cracked, digital rhythms, combined with melancholy melodies, and strange haunting electronic noises. All brought afloat with different touches of femininity. And the occasional wander to slightly safer pastures.
I hope you enjoy it. Grab it from here (106 Mb mp3)
Let me know what you think, so I can completely ignore your feedback when thinking of what to do next
|00:00||Susanna and the Magical Orchestra -||Hello||List of Lights and Buoys|
|03:51||Psapp||Hi||The Only Thing I Ever Wanted|
|07:37||Brisa Roché||At The Shore||The Chase|
|10:42||Piano Magic||Wrong French||Popular Mechanics|
|16:01||Justine Electra||President||Soft Rock|
|21:01||Dntel featuring Jenny Wilson||Roll On||Dumb Luck|
|24:33||Venus Hum||Do You Want to Fight me||The Colors In the Wheel|
|27:46||Lamb||The Night has a Thousand Eyes||All in Your Hands|
|38:16||His Name Is Alive||Married||Home is in the Head|
|40:57||Björk||In the Musicals||Selmasongs|
|45:28||Esthero||Melancholy Melody||Wikkid Lil' Grrrls|
|50:01||Múm & Sjon||She Begins Her Education||Motorlab #2|
|53:40||Cocorosie||Noah's Ark||Noah's Ark|
|57:36||Regina Spektor||Edit||Begin to Hope|
|69:02||Lali Puna||Together in Electric Dreams||I Thought I Was Over That|
|73:17||Lady and Bird||Blue Skies||Lady and Bird|