So we wrapped up our Perth Festival with Buke and Gase supporting the Tallest Man On Earth.
I’d seen the Tallest Man on Earth before and it was fantastic.
I did some research on Buke and Gase the day of the gig and found their bio and their music really interesting. Particularly the concept of making your own instruments.
The it was the Tallest Man On Earth.
It’s so difficult to get a photo of Kristian Mattson because he’s always moving around the stage with such energy and enthusiasm.
He played a good set of songs from all his albums, and he opened with my brothers favourite King of Spain.
I have great difficulty deciding on my favourite song, but I wasn’t disappointed with his set. I felt like I heard everything I wanted to.
With an almost full moon shining over the stage, it was the perfect way to finish what was a great series of concerts. (Even if everything didn’t go quite as smoothly as previous years – I’m looking at you security guard who took the key home and they had to hacksaw off the lock so they could let everyone in)
Check out my previous songs of the week
I have a whole post and analysis written for the support bands mostly because I wrote it at the time. But I don’t have any such analysis because Kristian Mattson was amazing.
I was standing on one leg all night to see him and it was absolutely worth it.
It was a magical, wonderful, enchanting performance.
There was a recent article which came out linking listening of music to depression.
But my happiness measurement is how many new CDs I have.
Recently Added, which is the last two weeks.
The Kills – Blood Pressures
The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
Volcano Choir – Unmap
Portishead – Portishead
Field Music – Tones of Town
Dinosaur Jr – Farm
Antony & The Johnsons – Thank You For Your Love
The Tallest Man on Earth – The Tallest Man on Earth
Pavement – Brighten the Corners
Ive been a little splurgy over the last few week, and a few new albums from artists that I follow have come out.
So for my new listening please this week I have:
And you will know us by the trail of dead – Tao of the dead
M Ward – Hold Time
The Morning Benders – Big Echo
The Tallest Man on Earth – Sometimes the blues is just a passing bird
The Go! Team – Rolling Blackouts
The Silents – Sun A Buzz
She & Him – Volume One
She & Him – Volume Two
New Rules for Boats – The Skips On My Record
Cold War Kids – Mine Is Yours
Au Revoir Simone – Still Night, Still Light
The Decemberists – The King Is Dead
Every so often, an album comes along that sweeps you off your feet.
The last album to do that to me, was the Tallest Man on Earth – Shallow Grave.
Kristian Matsson’s voice immediately resonated, his gravely tones instantly soothing and reassuring.
The melodies are so simple and yet that have a rich complexity that allows them to change every time you listen to them.
There’s something so enchanting and so engaging about this album.
It’s one of those albums that I can listen to on repeat, but really shouldn’t because it only annoys my work mates…