After weeks of delinquency and of taunting black Tumblr screams decrying any and all attempts for me to access my dashboard and this humble Tumblog we share, I announce my (not so) triumphant return. A return, I know, made not nearly as triumphant based on the fact that we just saw one another. But our many long hours of discussion on any and all topics under the sun (music included) has me already scribbling out lists of what I could possibly post next week and then the next. I think part of my problem is that I have an idea, hold it but then hold onto it too long and before I know it my week has gone by and I’m in the red again. Perhaps to make up for this delinquency I’ll post a couple tracks this week, completely with write-ups (though none will compare to the glory of your previous one, seriously).
First up to the plate is Heimat — a track by Hauschka, who is a German composer that experiments in both orchestral and electronic music and where those two can overlap. A random find (not the fruits of hours upon hours of randomly clicking through iTunes’ suggestions) that I glossed off of a music blog that Morgan had suggested to me. Two weeks ago, when I had first picked this track out, there was something about its dissonant lullaby on a vaguely broken musicbox quality that had first caught my attention. Now, today, I still think that it feels appropriate and right to suggest. The snow we had last night was the first proper stick-to-the-ground snow we’ve had this season and there was something about this song that is evocative of those bone-biting breezes whipping around snow flakes. But it’s not Sigur Ros snow, it’s not majestic or Icelandic or vast. It begins as the first dusting of snow that slowly tumbles away from itself into is sort of a penny arcade carousel tune, spins topsy turvy round and round itself before running out of steam.