Sunday, July 27, 2008

Shock of Pleasure

This band (or more likely 'their people') contacted me through the website. The in-bound email was fairly spammy, was not addressed to me, etc. I am glad that did not stop me from listening...

Regular readers of this blog might not know it but I have a thing for trip-hop and its related kin like ambient, down-tempo...Portishead, Thievery, etc...

Shock of Pleasure fits a bit into this mold. From their MySpace page:

"The Shock combines trip-hop and down-tempo grooves to create this eclectic mix of textures and sound. This is Electro-Lounge Music - a soundtrack to life in the city."

The band has makes a significant amount of material available through its MySpace page and they also sent a review MP3 with their email, a cover of The Carpenters' "Superstar", which will be featured on their upcoming debut record It's About Time. Of the audio and video I could peruse I highly recommend:

15 Minutes

False Positive (a streaming track in their MySpace media player)

And their cover of Superstar.

By the way, there is a great viewer comment on YouTube for the video posted here:

"...someone get on the phone to the Broccoli people and let these guys do the next Bond Theme."