Sunday, March 11, 2012
Some artists just have a direct line to my soul, I swear. I don't care about genre so much as I care about melody and Will Philipps (aka Little Loud/Tourist.) has that sense of melody. I swear I could wake up feeling like shit and this guy's music could pull me out of it. Most people know him for his remixes, which are absolutely outstanding, and here he offers an original under the name Tourist(.). The thing that he does so well is to create layers of melody blending beats, synth lines and augmented samples of keyboard lines. The guy knows a thing or to about arrangements and he knows a thing or two about writing songs that build. I HIGHLY suggest you pick up Tourist.'s debut 7" via his bandcamp page.
BTW the picture taken above features a woman named Danielle Sutton of Australia at the funeral for her 2-year old son Brad who died in a murder-suicide along with his father. Instead of wearing black at the funeral she wore her best and most colourful party dress, had the guests sing her son's favourite songs by the Wiggles and released balloons. I admire her.