Friday, 21 March 2014

Song Review - Paranoia, Ghosts And Other Sounds




Paranoia, Ghosts And Other Sounds
by Safia
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So, I've probably said it before, but here's the thing about writing about music. Sometimes it can be really, really hard. Don't get me wrong, I love it, that's why I keep doing it, because it's certainly not the fame and fortune and legions of adoring fans and all the free beverages* that comes with this blog writing gig (*there is no fame/fortune/legions of adoring fans or free beverages, unless one of my fellow bloggers is buying, by the way) but sometimes it can be really hard to put into words what's actually going on in this tiny mind of mine when I hear a song.


So I hit play on the new track by Safia 'Paranoia, Ghosts And Other Sounds' and here's where the hard part about writing comes in. Damn, this is good. My mind is taken to all sorts of places that involve everything good, soft beats take me to lazy, sunny afternoons; sweet, smooth vocals take me to one of my favourite places in all the world; all sorts of electronic sounds take me to long awesome nights and then about two minutes in a whole range of layered voices and haunting notes take me to a movie scene, except I'm the star and that's not a movie, those are my memories I'm thinking of. Wow. I hit play again just to see where else these four and a half minutes take me. Yep, everywhere good again.


So here's the thing about writing about music. Sometimes it can be really, really hard. But I love it, because writing about music means I get to discover songs like this one and be taken to all sorts of happy places with every listen. I don't need no fame, fortune, legions of adoring fans or free beverages...as long as the music is this good.

Jo Michelmore gives 'Paranoia, Ghosts And Other Sounds four Presets heads out of five...



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