HIS NAME IS ALIVE
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Arab Strap - The Scottish post-folk duo Arab Strap was formed in mid-1995 by vocalist Aidan Moffett and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Middleton, longtime friends who after years of exchanging cassettes of their respective bands decided to finally begin collaborating together.
Upon signing to the hip Chemikal Underground label, they issued their debut single, the stark, downcast "The First Big Weekend"; the song was a major critical hit, with Britain's Radio One declaring it the best record of the decade.
His Name is Alive - romantic, mysterious, beautiful. Like dating a star-crossed werewolf behind your parents' back. They've been called "Michigan's Finest" and "the band that gave Tom Cruise a nervous breakdown!!" What began as lo-fi basement experiments [acoustic guitar + loops + girl] in 1990 eventually went on to sell 100,000 records with famed British label 4AD.
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A Whisper in the Noise - A Whisper in the Noise is the project of composer West Thordson, incorporating strings, piano, lush-toned electronics, and atmospheric singing. By turns pretty, melancholic, sad and charming, A Whisper in the Noise evokes a lullaby only half-remembered, and the half remembered suggests a companion melody that (though unheard) is somehow unspeakably sad.
I'm really looking forward to it :)