Monday, February 20, 2012

John Talabot

Well, here I am expressing enthusiasm for a record (and genre) that I know very little about, sure to embarrass myself, but unable to stop...I'm talking about this really wonderful album by Barcelona DJ John Talabot called ƒin. Most of the electronic music I've been listening to lately has been fairly dark and claustrophobic, but this one is totally celebratory, uplifting, dionysian. But as I said, what do I know? I'm just going to quote the Guardian on this and slap up a video and be done with it.

Says Alex McPherson of the Guardian, "Barcelona house producer John Talabot has a knack for capturing the very specific kind of bliss associated with dancing on Mediterranean beaches at the height of summer. A penchant for rising chords means that all his melodies make you feel like raising your arms and face to the sun."

Good stuff...check it out.


Jean-Luc Garbo said...

I'm so glad that you like it. This has been one of the best electronic albums that I've heard so far this year.

jenniferpkelly said...

Yes, it's the kind of record you can listen to over and over.

Jean-Luc Garbo said...

Which also makes it perfect for my commute! I'm looking forward to getting a copy. I'm glad that your Porcelain Raft review is up because I was thinking of getting that one, but I'll just pass on it for now.

jenniferpkelly said...

It's pretty but in kind of a flat way...lots of people like it a lot, though.