It’s that time of year again! This is the perfect Xmas party playlist, featuring Nat King Cole, Julie London and Burt Bacharach as you’ve never heard them before. Possibly the most politically incorrect holiday music ever made, uploaded with full permission from The Found Sound Orchestra.
Piano maestro Klaus Waldek plays a kind of clockwork trip-hop on this gorgeous, spooky track. Strange whispers and a haunting clarinet dance around the ghost of Eric Satie.
A few years ago I was lying in the bath listening to a dreamy instrumental by Grace Jones. Thanks to my musical OCD (nothing’s ever right!) I transformed Don’t Cry it’s Only the Rhythm from the Slave to the Rhythm album into a vocal version by stealing bits from other tracks on the LP. I think it works really well, even if it does go a bit loopy towards the end. Here’s the video I made from found footage…
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