Saturday, 25 October 2008

Manufactured Perfection

"The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection."

- Joe Orton, 1950. (British Playwright)

Captured in Topshop, Basement. Southampton.

- Domesticated Ape

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

My Three Ladies of Music...

I love finding new music; I don’t mean new to the world but new to my ears. It’s the moment when I first hear a song and absolutely fall in love with it. This is usually followed with me desperately hoping that the rest of the album will follow suite. Its a great feeling when the musician is consistent and I find myself with a back catalogue of their music to catch up on.

Ebba Forsberg, Cat Power and Tina Dickow / Dico are the three ladies mentioned in the title. All of who are my favourite female musicians right now. They are authentic artists, they have style, personality and most importantly, they have soul, which is a difficult combination to find amongst musician today.

I could get all sentimental and say things like how their music moves me and stuff like that, but I won’t do that. Instead I will simply exhibit their music here and let you make your own judgment. I feel their music means something different to everyone and it would be difficult to foresee what each person would take away from these ladies. That is the nature of music after all.

I first heard Cat Power when she performed on ‘Live with Jools Holland’. She took me by surprise to be honest; I just didn’t expect that voice to come from her. Cat’s performance also struck me as odd, well, it’s a bit quirky! Cat Power was an instant favourite of mine.

The Greatest

Lived in Bars

Ebba Forsberg

Ebba Forsberg is a fairly obscure singer and song writer from Sweden, which is where I happened to come across her music. Her style tends to be folk to folk rock and by god she does it well! Of course her voice was what initially drew me to her music but I found the musical production accompanying Ebba worked flawlessly.

You Owe Me


Tina Dickow / Dico

I was introduced to Tina
Dickow’s music by a friend via her righteous iPod. Katrine played me a great song called ‘No Time to Sleep’ and at first I was a bit sceptical, I was just unsure whether Tina’s album would live up to that song. Was it a diamond in the dirt? No way, It was a diamond in a bag of fat jewels! (don’t hate me for that one). Tina’s talent for song writing is crazy good and her vocals expresses those lyrics perfectly, I just adore her music.
It's another pretty good export from Denmark.

No Time to Sleep

You Know Better

Cruel to the Sensitive Kind

- Domesticated Ape

Friday, 10 October 2008

Meet Lennon...

“No absolute is going to make the lion lie down with the lamb
unless the lamb is inside it”

- David H. Lawrence, 1916. (British Writer).

Captured in the Emanuelson's House. Västerås, Sweden.

He is named after John Lennon, of course.

- Domesticated Ape