Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Soleil is French for Sun
I love this Badly Drawn Boy song - the chorus starts "Soleil all over you, warm sun pours over me". Perfect for these grey days.
Another favorite "sun" song of mine is David Bowie's Memory of a Free Festival, here presented in appropriately "ragged and naive" cover form by a band of British optometry students:
As the students explain in the video, the band makes heavy use of an institutional VCS3 synthesizer, made by EMS. EMS, oddly enough, advertised its synthesizers with nun imagery. The synthesizers sound - thick and analog - used on early Doctor Who. The effect - satori must be something quite the same.
Posted by factory123 at 1:03 PM