First Listen: “Across The Water” by Vashti Bunyan

Nine years after ‘Lookaftering’, her last album of new material, legendary British singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan returns with a breathtaking new LP. Recorded largely in her home studio, Heartleap is a unique and entrancing collection of ten songs forming what Vashti is adamant will be her final album.

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Sexy Track: “Monument” by Robyn and Röyksopp

royksoppandrobyn2014Sometimes, album cuts (or in this case, an EP cut) are overlooked by their bouncier, more radio-friendly fellow tracks. Robyn and Röyksopp’s EP, Do It Again, has one blockbuster hit, but this is not it. “Monument” is a more demure tune on the offering.

Mood-electronica at its best, the track comes with extra minutes latched onto it to emulate a journey (a sonic one, if you would like to avoid the metaphor), from which a robust lyrical statement stems. It stands as a gravestone anthem, with lyrics that are direct, yet very affective about ones accomplishments. It is an amazing song that could be a single should a radio edit surface. The additional beats towards the end are scrumptious, but are not for the pop format listener. Have a listen and tell us what you think!  Continue reading