I’m not a Goth. Or an Emo. I’m not into vampire fiction, and I’m not a teenager (even though I frequently act like one- it’s not an endearing trait). So I’d never heard Bat For Lashes and Beck’s collaboration Let’s Get Lost (which apparently appeared on the soundtrack of Twilight: Eclipse) until this morning, when I caught it on Shaun Keaveny’s breakfast radio show. But it is utterly fantastic; sparse, beautiful, full of yearning, not a note out of place. Funny how music can utterly transport you, even when you’re munching on a bowl of Shreddies. Thanks Shaun.
For anyone who enjoyed this post of last year (there may well be someone; hope springs eternal), I draw your attention to the excellent Being Neil Armstrong, presented by the author of Moon Dust, Andrew Smith. It's on the BBC iPlayer until next week, so take a look.
From Shakatak to Shostakovich, Ronnie Hazelhurst to Roni Size, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to NoMeansNo, Candi Statton to Candi Payne, Aphex Twin to the Andrews Sisters. MP3s, unsupported assertions and contentious drivel.
Please note, all music on the site is for evaluation purposes only. Play once and then delete! If you like it, go out and buy the CD or the download. Oh, and if you're the copyright holder and don't like free publicity, let me know in the comments and I'll remove it.