Title: Interesting Results
Sometimes you just want to hear some interesting music done by equally interesting characters. Since me tip toeing on the horrific Babylonian platform ‘spotify’ I started to be quite surprised that there had been a great bunch of rare rarities on it to explore. Which made me do the ludicrous act of trying to make a yeahiknowitsucks playlist with interesting music and interesting artists; a dangerous thing cause when you start to be involved with evil streaming surfaces there might be a chance of addiction. Many of the collected artists on that (now still little) playlist are featured on this compilation of interesting results. I found it by searching for the all time favorite artist BJ Snowden (kudos to her!) and I’m grateful to share it here with you. This collection is to me also a bit like a radio playlist in which some favorites and some new found glorious artists could be heard doing their personal interesting things.
It started with Ariel Pink, a artist that’s quite popular so it seems. His name always pops up everywhere and you can even find him in a YouTube series in which they ask popular artists to go into a record store and get their favorite records.. I mean that’s a thing no one would like to see if you are a total no-one, right? He seems to be a alright guy, yet I don’t think his music is speaking to me personally that much, don’t know why, but nobody should be having sleepless nights over that. It’s probably personal taste (might it be too good to touch upon the golden foretaste of suckiness?) anyway, Ariel Pink’s haunted graffiti found its way all the way to the front of this fabulous compilation of eccentric oddities. It’s a hard carry, but the artist seems to carry it well, singing and playing in all sincere honestly his tune and that’s perfectly alright.
The eccentric artist named Peter Grudzein found a nice second place, giving a song about nothing, which is something to the mix. With a drum that sounds like a ping pong bat hitting a ball and a melody made with a fuzzy guitar and a sweet keyboard, which drives the song to nowhere. It absolutely goes about absolutely nowhere, as if frozen in time in a contagious loop of self explanatory nothingness. It seems to stay there for years, as if the lot of nothing is there to test out your patience and dedication to the cause of pure nothingness. People laugh and dogs bark within it, but don’t worry it’s all nothing. It is a interesting curiosity though!
Personal favorite Lucia Pamela’s hit Hap-hap-happy heart is also included on this compilation, probably kindly inserted to spice up the happy activities. With the swinging washing up board vibes, the lady (who is happier then most people) sounds effective and attractive. It’s a feast to hear her joyous vibe, like watching a black and white show in which props made out of paper have formed a entire alien backdrop, one in which Lucia sings and dances like she is perfectly at home. A happy go lucky star that shines comfortably within it as a purest hero!
The one and only phenomenal Harry Merry also joined the glorious looney bin with his fine original style, sounding like a young frank Sinatra while going on the merry go round at the local funfair. It’s a charming affair, playing out like a party for the mentally deluded and as handsome as a colorful persona could be. He sounds still wet behind the ears, as if he sung it in his early years; cool and confident & as unique as the word unique itself. He should get a knighthood for putting his brand name out there as somehow the harbor city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands feels forever interlinked with Harry Merry’s name, probably doing more for tourism than the orange royal family!
After Harry it’s Chris Butler singing a song about a chemical make over juice. He sounds alright, passionate and with kind tones in his voice. You can easily imagine him in front of the mirror showing himself his elbows after his own juice treatment. The song sounds quite wonderful and that’s selling this juice perfectly, making me wonder what the name of his juice is and how to get my hands onto it.
I haven’t heard of Petra Haden before, but thanks to checking out this lovely compilation I have now… what a wonderful artist this is, easily convincing me with ‘Armenia’ (city in the sky) which features her voice in all it’s might and glory, forming the music and the words of the song. It’s a wonderful thing to hear, like throat singers, sirens, a rock goddess, cats and frogs had come together and become one in this song. A love baby made up out of vocal sounds if you’d may say so.
Shooby Taylor also joined the club, which is always a sign of a curator’s good taste of music . He is one of these artist I want my grand children to know about. The legendary human horn does his horny horn thing with his mouth on this song ‘Indiana’ and does it in a warm, pleasant and motivational way that this can only be done by someone who believes in himself.
Bob Vido, another discovery that this compilation had given me.. seems to be a good match for Shooby Taylor, with fun music that feels utterly pleasant, happy and warm we can hear some bits of human horn intertwined with the actual real thing; it’s a hard choice to see what sounds nicer? So why not have and love & adore both!
BJ Snowden is one of the purest heroes out there in the artistic world. Her honesty and talent alone was the actual reason that I stumbled upon this compilation. She uses her songs to tell stories, but also to inform or change things. You can hear the teacher within her here, her care and worries… she sings a positive song about being drug free, and by doing this she sets a glorious example for the youngsters that might be tempted by the junkie lifestyle.
The mysterious character Y. bhekhirst (Google him and you will find mystery hunters and a artist in hiding!) has somehow dropped his big and popular hit ‘hot in the airport’ to this collection. It’s the most tranquilizing piece of music in existence probably. Absolutely brilliant and maddening at the same time. If you are unfamiliar with it you will be in for a serious great treat in music discovery! Nobody would be able to create, write or even just come up with a song like this except of course this artist.
Hooligan Hotline by Eric Alexandrakis emphasized on the rumble shackle Lo-fi trashy pop. It’s like the Beatles but with distortion and on speed. It’s party music, a bit beach boys but heavy and roughened up; what’s not to like about this unclassifiable mashup of energetic madness?
All the way at the end we have R. Stevie Moore asking questions, and doing it in a delightful way. It features him in all his delicate palette of vocal skills, wrapping it in all kinds of ages and sounds for a story of a life time. It’s the longest track on the album, yet it left me as good as speechless to say anything about it; it was the incredible interesting ending of a very interesting compilation: