Saturday, 8 October 2011

The Saturday Surf #19

Imagine the scene; a secluded dwelling owned by a playwright and writer, in a remote Scottish village. The intoxicatingly expensive red wine is flowing heavily whilst the writer and her friend are discussing books, music and art as the rain pounds down on the dark isolated streets outside.

This is the scene where Breaking More Waves finds itself right now. However, whilst we’re away the blog posts continue, including our usual weekly round up of songs that got away, on what we call The Saturday Surf. This week just 3 tracks – because as someone once said, 3 is the magic number. Or as someone else said, a threesome is my ultimate fantasy.

No Ceremony /// - Hurtlove (Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross remix)

First, this rather mournful and sad sounding remix of the mystery pianocore artist(es) No Ceremony/// and his / her /their track Hurtlove (that's a lot of // in this blog post) remixed by Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross -a side project of one Dexter Tortoriello. Reminiscent of something Brian Eno might have constructed this remix is placid, ambient and beautifully calming. It's free to download.

NO CEREMONY///- "HURTLOVE" (Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross Remix)

Jessie Ware – Strangest Feeling

Next is Jessie Ware. We first stumbled across Jessie via her work with SBTRKT and then on a track called Valentine that she released in February with Sampha (who has also provided vocals for SBTRKT). Now she’s about to release her own single Strangest Feeling and it’s really rather good. With floaty soulful vocals, burbling dirty bass sounds and atmospheric electronics it’s a pretty persuasive argument for wanting to hear more from the lady as soon as possible.

Strangest Feeling by JessieWare

Ellen & The Escapades – When The Tide Creeps In

Finally making up our trio of tracks is the new country smothered single from our favourite warm and dreamy Leeds based folk pop quintet, Ellen & The Escapades. Any band that sings a song called When The Tide Creeps In is always going to get at least a degree of love from a blog edited by someone who has the word sea both in English and French in their surname (Seamer), writes a blog called Breaking More Waves and lives by the coast. However even if this song had been called It’s Time To Get The Fragrant Chicken Stock You Made Last Week Out Of The Freezer Darling And Called Me Stavros, we’d still love it, although maybe not quite as much.

When The Tide Creeps In by Ellen and the Escapades

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