Tag Archives: piano

Knees – Peter and Kerry

6 Oct

Blown away when I heard this. Honestly, something this thoughtful and beautiful hasn’t come my way in a long time. Kerry Leatham and Peter Lyons (both signed to Tape Club Records) have decided to team up and produce a collaborative EP entitled Clothes, Friends,Photos. Knees is a hauntingly calm piano and string driven work of genius that will fill up your room in the small hours of the morning. The two’s voices just compliment each other so perfectly, it’s unreal. Take a listen:

To Build A Home – The Cinematic Orchestra

15 Aug

Urgh, Monday morning. Sorry people, the weekend’s over. I wish I could tell you that we had a track for you today that would get you up and running again, and ready to face the world and the challenges it holds. I apologize, but today it’s time for soft reflection. The Cinematic Orchestra is a British jazz and electronic group, and while the band members come and go, the quality of the music remains unquestionably high. Take a listen to To Build A Home:

This track is gorgeous. It slowly builds and builds before climaxing with beautiful melodies and instrumentals. Not one to party to by any means, but definitely still worth having in your music library. Incidentally, this song has appeared in a handful of TV Shows and movies, so there’s a good chance you’ll recognize it. Check this performance out:

Fireworks (Deadboy Remix) – Drake

7 Apr

Been a while since we’ve posted a remix, and hopefully this will make up for that. Deadboy’s revamp of Drake’s song Fireworks (which also features Alicia Keys) is absolutely stunningly good. Recently I’ve taken a little break from the depths of electronic stuff, but I’ll tell you what, this song makes it feel awesome to be back. It was only released on vinyl, so you may have a bit of difficulty getting hold of it, but if you shoot us an email, we should be able to sort you out.

I’ll admit straight away that I’m not the biggest fan of Drake, and as you’ll notice if you listen, Deadboy basically only uses Alicia Keys’ vocals and just cuts Drake out of the song completely. Fair enough. I’m not complaining when you produce something as good as this. I love the part the piano plays and I also love when the song feels deeper at the very end. Truly truly beautiful.

Comptine D’un Autre Été, L’apres-Midi – Yann Tiersen

12 Mar

You may have heard Yann Tiersen’s beautiful piano piece entitled Comptine D’un Autre Été, L’apres-Midi before. The song featured first in the French film Amélie, released in 2001. It then went on to get big international recognition and feature in Italian and German movies. If you have a particularly sharp ear, you may have picked up on the BBC using it in their programmes The Apprentice, and The Restaurant.

Pretty beautiful, huh? In my opinion it’s one of the best piano pieces out there. I know it’s a little down for the start of a weekend, but hey, everyone should hear this, and there’s absolutely no time like the present. My thoughts are with Japan.

Comptine D’un Autre Été, L’apres-Midi – Yann Tiersen

12 Mar

You may have heard Yann Tiersen’s beautiful piano piece entitled Comptine D’un Autre Été, L’apres-Midi before. The song featured first in the French film Amélie, released in 2001. It then went on to get big international recognition and feature in Italian and German movies. If you have a particularly sharp ear, you may have picked up on the BBC using it in their programmes The Apprentice, and The Restaurant.

Pretty beautiful, huh? In my opinion it’s one of the best piano pieces out there. I know it’s a little down for the start of a weekend, but hey, everyone should hear this, and there’s absolutely no time like the present. My thoughts are with Japan.

Comptine D’un Autre Été, L’apres-Midi – Yann Tiersen

12 Mar

You may have heard Yann Tiersen’s beautiful piano piece entitled Comptine D’un Autre Été, L’apres-Midi before. The song featured first in the French film Amélie, released in 2001. It then went on to get big international recognition and feature in Italian and German movies. If you have a particularly sharp ear, you may have picked up on the BBC using it in their programmes The Apprentice, and The Restaurant.

Pretty beautiful, huh? In my opinion it’s one of the best piano pieces out there. I know it’s a little down for the start of a weekend, but hey, everyone should hear this, and there’s absolutely no time like the present. My thoughts are with Japan.

Numb – Nicolas Johansen

27 Oct

Okay so here we go with Canadian fever again. From Ottawa, Nicolas Johansen seems to have disappeared off of the face of the earth after being touted as one of the next big acts in music. I’ve done a little digging and his record label, Mad Cow Music don’t really seem to exist anymore either. So having pretty much become musically extinct, we as listeners have to make do with what he’s left behind, which isn’t a whole lot.

Numb is a great song. Although the dominant instrument is a piano, there are hints of guitar which become stronger in the chorus. There’s just not an awful lot more to say because it’s simply the catchiness (word?) of Johansen’s vocals which make the song for me. He has one or two other great songs up on his MySpace and official site, and I’d recommend listening to Adrenaline, because that’s my other favourite. As for Nick himself, let’s hope he’s okay and considering returning to the business, although it’s about as likely as Tinie Tempah getting married.