Sonic Diet

WMSE Song of the Day (Tune In, Turn Up): Roberts & Lord “Oblique”

words-ish by Dori Zori

Roberts & Lord, a first time collaboration between Rafter Roberts (one of my all-time favs) and U.K. artist Simon Lord (Simian, Lord Skywave, Garden), get my pick for Song of the Day. “Oblique” is a single on their new release Eponymous (Asthmatic Kitty Records). Here’s a description of their collaboration as taken from Asthmatic Kitty:

“To best understand the duo’s debut, it’s necessary to look at the nature of the collaboration: The distorted, garage-y, electro backing music was recorded on a 4-track tape machine at Roberts’ studio. Next, Roberts sent the tracks to Lord, who recorded vocals and mailed ’em on back. The duality of these dancy art-pop jams, Roberts’ rough and grimy (yet complexly arranged) analog backing tracks paired with Lord’s clean, digitally-recorded vocals, gives the work a tricky kind of depth that is immediately engaging and, above all else, FUN.”

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This entry was published on October 14, 2011 at 8:38 pm. It’s filed under WMSE Song of the Day and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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