This particular find is the very meat and potatoes of the Heads Down blog. Under the radar- check. Somewhat genreless- check. Utterly brilliant- check, check and check. To be honest I have no idea what Dara O’Neill is singing about (see my Ajukaja post for more of my multilingual lovin’) but he’s singing about whatever it is with extreme verve and élan.
Born of the small Berlin label Kleine Reise, Daniel Berman (aka Red Rack\'em) brought this to my attention. My friend Danny thinks Heads Down is a Balearic blog (I think he means this as an insult) and let’s face it, this record is MAD Balearic, in the best possible sense (i.e not to be seen on a Ministry Of Sound comp anytime soon).
This record feels particularly appropriate today as we’re experiencing the first true day of summer here in London. There’s a gentle breeze rustling the leaves on the Embankment and a warm summer haze distorting the distant view of Westminister. Summer in the city baby… And here’s your soundtrack. Get the digital here and the vinyl here…
Below is a link to the Kleine Reise sampler: ‘Scribble Me This’ is 2.07 into the mix.