My true love has died. Merry Valentines indeed. Such a small thing with such infinite capacity to bring joy and hope to me and many others. Although my iPod (other portable music devices are available) allowed me to colour in life in a way no other medium has allowed. Some people see life through the perspective of paintings, or television but, for me, the most banal things were brought to life through music, and having access to thousands of songs in your pocket was stunning. Now that it has gone, I fully appreciate what it brought but also what it took away from life. For the last week or so I’ve been a lot more picky about the music I listen to, because I don’t have to option to wander round listening to music all the time. I’ve also become a lot more excited about tunes simply because less of my time is taken up by listening to new artists.
One thing I have been listening to quite a lot is Mama Aniseed by Ninetails from their recent Sleep and Did Not Sleep EP. It’s a beautiful hazy Math Rock track, fluctuating between high-pitched triplet stabs and rolling chord progressions accompanied by subtly echoing vocals. A lot of indie rock of this sort of ilk gets described as beige, something I’ve not really ever understood. The was this song plays around with various leitmotifs and takes you on a journey for 5 minutes, captivating your attention the whole way through it brilliant. They released the video for it a few days ago, and here it is!