I’ve been revisiting some lovely Brian Eno and Harold Budd recently, and this showed up on my Last.fm profile.
Felix popped over and left a note saying that if I liked them, I might also like him. Indeed I do!
Here’s Felixdroid‘s bio:
Felixdroid was born in 1962 in Birmingham UK. From an early age he took classical piano lessons and composers such as Bach, Debussy and Satie quickly became firm favourites. Attendance at Art School introduced him to a recording studio where his appetite for new musical colours such as Cage, Reich, Stockhausen would feed his creativity and subsequently influence his work.
His current material ranges from simple haunting and sometimes moving piano pieces to complex electronic soundscapes.
Gorgeous stuff, which you can sample over at Last.fm
Her latest single, ‘Rain’ is very reminiscent of early Tori Amos and Lou’s diction made me think she was American. But a video interview with her completely blew that theory out of the water! Definitely an artist to follow, assuming she doesn’t completely disappear out of the fickle public’s gaze, as have (to a large extent) Tori Amos and Suzanne Vega (Kate Bush seems to be one of the few female folk singers to have stayed in the popular imagination).
Here’s Lou’s ‘Rain’ video, and below that Suzanne Vega’s famous Second Life video of ‘Tom’s Diner’