Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Sounds Now :: Benjamin Shaw & Fighting Kites

This is usually the time of year when we turn our attention to year end lists and the like. However seeing how our energies were pulled away from the site at times this year and its been a bit sporadic around here, so we thought we would write while the opportunity presented itself. In addition we're looking toward the next year as a new begining around here, so look for some changes coming which will include regular and frequent updates as well as new contributors in the coming months.

 We would like to  turn your attention to some holiday music that in our estimation is well worth a listen, as well as providing a welcome respite to the overplayed and tired sounds of the season.

A couple of artists from London's superb Audio Antihero label, Benjamin Shaw formally of Nosferatu D2 as well a as recently turning in a series of staggering solo releases has teamed with instrumental outfit Fighting Kites for This Christmas (I Just Want To Be Left Alone). The track was originally included on Darren Hayman/Fika Records advent calendar. But now available as a charity single/pay what you want offering. Proceeds from the track go to Shelter- The Housing And Homelessness Charity. Shaw's solemn vocal and Fighting Kites direct and dynamic instrumentation on the track make this a nearly flawless collaboration.

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