Somewhere inbetween pushing "play" and having my heart ripped out beautifully I discovered something: Carissa's Wierd
makes the most beautifully simple music I have heard all year. Like many of you loyal readers, I like my indie soft, sad, and bursting at the seams with instrumental interludes; CW passes that
test with flying colors, and as a perk, manages to be original and "interesting."(read: not boring after one listen.
Another thing that's keeping them on repeat is the fact that they use all the elements of instrumental post-rock that I have come to be obsessed with, "notes thick with emotion, instrumental storytelling..etc." but does so without seeming pretentious in the least. Every note played is an aural stream of consciousness.**EDIT** Fixed the broken link issues, you should be able to download the mp3s nowFarewell To All Those Rotten TeethSeptember Come Take This Heart AwaySeptember Come Take This Heart Away (Live)Website:http://www.sadrobotrecords.com/index.phpBuy Their CD:
Having been on a sad'n'soft music binge of late, I was more then pleased when I stumbled across this excellent track by Bristol's own, Gravenhurst.
I believe this was released before they signed to Warp, if so I can see why they signed. The haunting beauty this song possesses is almost overwhelming as it seems to radiate even during the small silences and pauses. The only song I can compare this too in the "musical emotion" area is the cover of "Mad World" by Gary Jules..The DiverWebsite:http://www.silentagerecords.co.uk/gravenhurst/index.htmBuy Their CDs: