Sunday 24 July 2016

Strange Days

Luc Tuymans - Solitude (1990)

At the time I'm writing this I'm not sure how I feel, and odds are it'll be the same when it's published too. No surprises there you say, but that'll be the end of it as I dive right into the tunes. Ms. Topley-Bird has been a muse as of late, her solo career every bit as good as everything she did with Tricky & co. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for some lovely trip hop vibe with a soulful streak.

Looking through my library and there's a few songs that come close to encapsulating this feeling, first of being Aesop's Forest Crunk (Which I suppose is technically a Blockhead instrumental but still). It's a solid tune all in all, why it didn't make an appearance on any of Aes' or even Blockhead's LP's is anyone's guess.

I do really wish I had more stuff in the vein of what Lykke Li did with Röyksopp on Junior, even when it was new something about Lykke's delivery made it have a tint of nostalgia to the proceedings. Of course now it has extra layers of that thanks to time passed, and the few tunes that Li guested on are still as solid as ever.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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