This is my happy face
Image: Matte Stephens
In the interest of not suffocating simple songs under a truckbed load of word-bricks (my typical MO) ...
I learned of both of these artists last year and was instantly enchanted. And I continue captivated.
Liberazione - David Thomas Broughton
But I've had mixed success making David Thomas Broughton converts. He's a little difficult, yes. He has a gift for self-sabotage, definitely. This is his easiest song. And just hear how it concludes.Yet it's as good a point of entry as any. Broughton is the cold ground and the warm rain, both lumbering, earth-tethered melancholy and sky-kissing falsetto, sin-scorched soul and magnolia-white hands.
From Anchovies EP (Rough Trade).
DT Broughton's Myspace
Little A More Strongly Grow I - Benoit Pioulard
Benoit Pioulard may be the most accessible artist Kranky has signed in years (and the poppiest entrant on this Ghostly International comp). If your idea of accessible (and poppy) is holding a glass against a wall to hear in the next room a bad dub of a bad dub on decaying magnetic tape disseminated by a cheap boombox while a bare bulb buzzes above your head and a washing machine shudders in the basement.
Benoit Pioulard's Website