Saturday, 29 September 2012
Desert Island Discs 120 The Words We Say Before We Sleep by The Music Lovers
120 - The Things We Say Before We Sleep by The Music Lovers 2004
I first came across the Music Lovers when a track appeared on one of the now dearly departed Word magazine's monthly cds.
This is one of those occasions when the cover sets the mood. Looking like a record from the 50s the songs on the lp have a classic timeless feel, reminding me a bit of a lot of the Scottish bands I used to like in the mid 80s
Lots of brushed drums , subtle strings , stand up bass, strummed guitars and occasional trumpet, all with a lead vocal that has an ache in the voice suggests sharp suits and a smokey club somewhere.
A bit of bosa nova rhythm and a smidgen of the j word but all through a pop filter
Sunday - The Music Lovers
You can buy The Words we Say before we Sleep here
On a completely separate note I've just bought Mark Eitzel's new solo lp. In the past his solo stuff and the reformed American Music Club have been a bit hit and miss but this is a record of real warmth
you can buy it here