Saturday, May 12, 2012

Music Lessons: Mother Falcon

I've always had a hard time explaining to people what kind of music I like to listen to. Indie rock is such a broad, description-less category, and although I definitely have a soft spot for folk, what about those artists that are folk-like but not really folk, like Sufjan Stevens and Dry the River? Then one day I recognized the number one predictor of whether or not I'm going to like an album: Does it have violins?

Call me an orchdork. I like violins.

Are you familiar with the term "chamber pop?" It's a classification of music that combines elements of pop music with lush instrumentation (typically orchestral instruments such as strings and horns) as well as intricate melodies and layered harmonies. It turns out that a lot of the music I listen to can be labeled as chamber pop.

Here's an extreme example of chamber pop that Michael found yesterday:

The girl's voice at the beginning is kind of meh, so you've got to keep watching until about 1:30 before you're going to be like, "Yes!"


1 comment:

  1. For me it's Cellos. If it's got a good cello line I'm probably already whipping out my wallet :)


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