Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Top-20 countdown - no.08

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

I was not fond of Gang Gang Dance from their beginnings. They sounded too noisy for my taste back then. But they did evolve, moving their music forward by implementing influences from various other forms of their art and cultures too. And it seems they're onto something serious here. No, don;t be afraid, I do not mean it in a stiff, uptight manner. They even sound more relaxed than ever. But their music is now more coherent as a whole. Uplifting. Still weird though - in that good, organic, guttural way. They sound pop but this is not what one would call pop, no sir. Rather, they use pop stuff to punctuate their more abstract and far-out music in ways that make it sound more familiar and friendly. Spiritual even. "Our dreaming space is open" is one of the lyrics of their songs here. It is indeed. And we're in it to dream along.

So far:

09. When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie
10. James Blake - James Blake
11. Little Dragon - Ritual Union
12. P.J. Harvey - Let England Shake
13. Scott Matthew - Gallantry's Favorite Son
14. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
15. Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia
16. Gotye - Making Mirrors
17. Austra - Feel It Break
18. Soley - We Sink
19. Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
20. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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