Taking a little bit of inspiration from Radiohead’s Office Chart, here’s what we’re listening to this week in GBM Towers.
R.W. Grace – Bound for Tragedy
I can’t find out much about this artist, but she has a rich, emotional voice that sounds stunning with her electronic arrangements. This is my pick from her new EP/Album, which I’ve been listening to on repeat since its recent release!
David Bowie – Blackstar
Okay, so this is probably a few weeks too late, but I’ve finally gotten around to listening to Bowie’s final release. The opening track is a 10 minute long masterpiece, complete with creepy groans, squelchy synth and Bowie’s trademark sax.
The track really comes to life half way in, when Bowie’s standard, majestic voice cuts through, and the saxophone builds the sense of suspense. An amazing song from a man who was an innovator until the end.
Mariachi Flor de Toloache – Let Down
Somehow, this song manages to be silky, sleazy and sexy in one fell swoop. This group are working with the Black Key’s Dan Auberach in his new project The Arcs, but their original music is every bit as interesting and sultry. Give this one a try.
GBM Music – Cravings for the Country
And, of course, it would be remiss of me not to mention GBM Music’s own latest instrumental release – Cravings for the country. These two songs are inspired by country artists like Johnny Cash and George Troubadour, and we had great fun putting them together.