Artist: Speck Mountain
Album: Some Sweet Relief
File Under: Dream Rock
Recommended if You Like: Neko Case, Mazzy Star, Cat Power
Have you met your musical soul mate yet? Karl Briedrick and Marie-Claire Balabanian of Speck Mountain have – each other. Self-described “musical soul mates,” Briedrick and Balabanian write as a team, communicating in intuitive, womb-curled melody, exploded texture and spiky rhythm.
Their new album, Some Sweet Relief, is atmospheric, sexy, headphone hypnotica – or ambient soul as the duo likes to classify it. A fitting sound for the theme of their latest effort, which is about desire and fidelity. Balabanian has a beautiful voice with a timbre very much like that of Neko Case – a sleepier, sexed up version of her. It’s a great late night listen, especially on such a sultry evening as tonight where ‘Some Sweet Relief’ from this heat would be nice. Time to check out and tune in.
Here’s the video for “Angela“.
new look to the blog! like it.
Thanks for the continual enslaught of great new music. I love Speck Mountain now. I have you on blog surfer, keep up the great posts!
Thanks for the love!! 🙂
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