Audio Showcase: Elizabeth Huett, Disparition, The Dear Hunter

(Source: ElizabethHuett.com)
(Source: ElizabethHuett.com)

Hello listeners,

Every once in a while, it feels good to remind yourself to listen to a few other songs than Taylor’s. These are just a few things that have been playing in my head lately.

To start with, Elizabeth Huett‘s What You Do To Me. This song was already known to me from her CMA Fest performance back in June. This sounds like a possible audio version, more polished but I love how the guitars predominate in this mix. The production is not taking away from the organic instrumentation. The song is not a ready-for-radio country song, but that’s a good thing. Adding twang for the sake of twang is just catering to one genre. Instead it’s more of a subdued rock ballad. I’d love a more urban, acoustic version which is not to say that I love this version any less. Not yet available for sale anywhere.

Listen on YouTube

(Source: Bandcamp)
(Source: Bandcamp)

This might be a quite a depart from what I usually showcase, but since I’m a fan of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast, I’m going to throw a little electronic / ambient / industrial at you with Disparition‘s The Ballad of Fieldler and Mundt. Yes, there is a bit of a lovecraftian feel to Jon Bernstein’s composition, which is how this piece ended up being chosen as the theme for Night Vale’s Community Radio. This is from the Neukrk album available on Bandcamp and on iTunes. As a strange coincidence, they also have an older album called 1989… No resemblance or relation whatsoever.

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(Source: Equal Vision Records, Inc.)
(Source: Equal Vision Records, Inc.)

I can’t quite tell you how I found The Dear Hunter. I mean, I can try. I was searching steampunk… gaming… video game reviews… then I heard the band mentioned on a youtube video from a cosplayer related to how it sounded like a video game soundtrack and logically I wanted to listen to it. Sometimes it’s just better to say you were browsing aimlessly and run into stuff. I don’t know, I like this track. Ominous, epic, definitely telling a bigger story but if you want to know everything this album is actually Act IV, now available on iTunes. Previous albums named Act III, Act II and Act I are also available.

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(Sources:Elizabeth HuettDisparitionThe Dear Hunter)