Friday Music

Short entry this week — prepping for the Holidays.

I discovered an absolutely amazing album this past week — Lamia is an Argentinian group who mixes electronica with medieval vocal arrangements. Their album, La Maquina De Dios is actually the 14th century compositions from The Red Book of Vermell! Here are two of my favorites:

Lamia – “Laudemus Virginem.” This features the two female singers in a gorgeous duet.

The male vocalist takes the duties for this track: Lamia – “Cuncti Simus.”

Wow.

As a complete change of pace, here’s my favorite track from Tom Waits (which I believe I’ve posted before) — a nice little jazzy narrative: Tom Waits – “Frank’s Wild Years.”

Another track from The Knife’s Silent Shout, which was easily one of my top choices for the best albums of 2006: The Knife – “Forest Families.”

Here’s another track from the forthcoming “supergroup” project featuring Damon Albarn (Gorillaz), Phil Simenon (The Clash) and others: The Good, The Bad & The Queen – “Kingdom of Doom.”

…and we round out the week with one of my favorite tracks from Fiona Apple’s latest album, Extraordinary Machine: Fiona Apple – “Not About Love.”

There you go, kids. Blessed Yule and Merry Christmas. See you next week for the last Friday Music of 2006.

2 Replies to “Friday Music”

  1. Hey, sweet man…I have been AWOL from LJ and from life lately…and I will blame some of that on a prolonged bout of the crud that finally landed on my face and claimed my lungs and nose. :( Poo…that being said, I just wanted to say hello and also to let you know I was thinking of you and your lovely wife. :) Hopefully I will see you two at New Year’s, eh? :) This music post sounded especially intriguing…I would love to be able to hear it, but when I can actually check LJ, it’s at work. Listening to audio clips in the cubes=BADNESS. *sigh*

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