It is hard for me to believe that Hailey is four weeks old now. Where did that time go? The past four weeks have been (to say the least) a blur.
So while Amy and Grandma Peg were out doing some shopping this afternoon, Hailey and I just lounged around the house. I read to her. We listened to music. It was a wonderful relaxing Saturday afternoon for the both of us. We both enjoyed the latest albums from Isolee, Laura Veirs, and Nudge.
Laura Veirs’ latest Year Of Meteors is a great record that I am glad I stumbled onto. I’ve never heard any of her previous albums, so this was a real treat. She is essentially a singer-songwriter that has added a vast array of different instrumentation to back her acoustic guitar and vocals. Lyrically Veirs can paint a vivid picture in any hue she chooses. It is a great record that doesn’t exactly break any new ground, but is exceptionally well-crafted and performed. Year Of Meteors is out now on Nonesuch.
Metacritic at one point last week had Isolee’s latest record Wearemonster as the highest rated album of 2005. While I wouldn’t rate it that high, Raijko Mueller has certainly injected some new life into the techno landscape. I’ll be the first to admit that I really don’t know shit about techno and most electronic music aside from knowing what I like and what I don’t. I like Isolee. A lot. This is a lush, melodic, adventurous, and totally danceable album.
MP3 | Laura Veirs – Magnetized Year Of Meteors
MP3 | Isolee – My Hi-Matic Wearemonster