A few months ago, when I heard that The Mars Volta were going on hiatus, I was quite sad. I did read at the time that Omar Rodriguez Lopez was getting himself involved in another project, but what else is new? I probably even made a mental note to listen to that project, and I know I did, but something didn’t click just right cause I went on ignoring Bosnian Rainbows.
Two days ago I was walking around Soho with my brother, checking out the record shops in search of gems that would complete his vinyl collection. We ran across this amazing shop (I’d probably buy about half of it 🙂 ) called Sister Ray. From the first steps we took inside, it had this perfect vibe: people browsing rows and rows of records, loud music blasting all over.
(photo credits go to my brother)
I found the voice familiar but I couldn’t really put my finger on it, and suddenly my brother says something like: Cool, Bosnian Rainbows.
It happened to me before, this is just the confirmation: some bands, you have to listen to them at the right moment in order for them to stick.
If you wanna hear some good experimental/alternative with ballsy female vocals, their self titled debut just got out, and it’s amazing.
This song – especially this particular version – crawls somewhere deep inside me and blooms. Like those weird lung-flowers Vian was writing about.
I, I blame you, I blame you
For all of those things I’ve been through
Don’t feel bad, not a pang
It’s my neck around which you hang
Like a chain or a tag
I flinch and you fall through the cracks
To the sea and all it bears
The secrets that I should’ve shared
Drowned then and there
(Albatross by Wild Beasts)
I will be here
I’ve been waiting for this event for a few months, ever since I knew it’s gonna happen. I have kept my calm (well, not quite in the past few days) but now I’m anxious as hell and I simply cannot wait for tonight.
I’ve said this before, I’m stressing it again: try to see these guys live, they are awesome!
Just to make an idea, a few days ago in Poland
I was already in love with this song, but this version is so much more! The energy the guys put into singing it – especially Cerdic in the chorus, when he unleashes his voice -, I just can’t get enough of it!
Oh my, it’s been so long since I wrote something around here. Bits and pieces:
▶ I saw God Is an Astronaut live, with lots of great friends, in a lovely place. It was one of the best shows I attended. [whoever knows Romanian can read a bit more here]
▶ My friends are totally awesome. They gave me a place to stay with one of the most comfy beds, books, lovely outings and caffeinated goods [this one smells and tastes amazing | this I’m keeping as it is cuse it’s incredibly pretty; will drink it though before it expires, though 😉 ] – all in all, 2 incredibly great days
▶ Cherry Coke Lip Smacker is one of the cutest things ever. And smells divine.
▶ Watching this, gives me shivers again
▶ Though I was skeptical because of the title, The history of Love turns out to be really good.