nouveaux banjeaux

11/01/2010

I seem to have been cultivating¬† an unabashed love of banjo in tracks lately… And given my laziness lately I figure I should drop them all at once into a giant mega-post ode to the banjo ;-) [and just good to get the ball rolling again since I haven’t posted in ages]

I think the tipping point was Le Loup’s album “The throne of the third heaven of the nations’ millennium general assembly”…. Looking back it seems I never posted any tracks? How could this be…!! It was certainly one of my favourite albums of this year (although it was released in 2007) The album is a TRIP, it absolutely needs to be listened to all at once to get a full sense of it. It’s fucking beautiful.

le loup – to the stars! to the night!

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This next track highlights the more electronic sound that also exists on that album (yes, getting side-tracked,¬† slightly, but it’s just too good to not discuss)

le loup – we are gods! we are wolves!

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Next up on the banjo train, hexes & ohs awesome track little bird [thanks for sending this, Briana!]

hexes and ohs – little bird

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Next up, Freelance Whales… this album reminded Postal Service, but not in a bad/ripoff way (the singer mostly I think)… The whole album “Weathervanes” is pretty solid, here’s a couple from it:

freelance whales – generator ^ first floor

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freelance whales – hannah

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And, finally (I think…) to leave on an awesome and hilarious note this banjolele-ified mashup by Mr. B. The Gentleman Rhymer, “Chap-Hop History”:

Go here for more of the same:

http://www.myspace.com/mrbthegentlemanrhymer

Anyways, cheers to a new year!

hapy.

There are 3 comments in this article:

  1. 11/01/2010Mariah say:

    This is beautiful! I have been trying to find this song for so long. Thank you Thank you :)

    ps. Audioblog? didn’t know this existed…… i’m now offically a fan.

  2. 14/01/2010hapy say:

    Oh awesome, glad I could help, albeit coincidentally! :) Which of the songs was it?

  3. 18/01/2010Nic W. say:

    I didn’t realize you were a music blogger. I’ll check back for sure. LOVED the Mr. B video, both for the hilarity and for the nostalgia. Good find.

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