Keys Open Doors / Salva
”Keys Open Doors” is a killer track with a crazy video to match from San Francisco-based producer, Salva.
I’m not a fan of online bands that do weird montage-y covers of pop songs because I tend to dislike what they end up doing with the song; it’s usually just ‘ok’. That said, I would like to make a distinction between this group and the ones I mentioned above. Although Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi do make montage videos of them playing the various parts of a song and overlap them and all that, their covers are really well done and very clever (musically speaking). And the DIY aspect of their act comes through their music in an effective way. I think that because they have more or less taken the aforementioned route, that they’ve been pretty much ignored. Here they’ve made a great video/recording for their original song “Like A Storm”. Featuring a simple structure, nice vocals, and killer live DnB drumming! Take the time to appreciate this (esp. if you live in New England and are also experiencing this crazy weather).
Dry Land, the newest album put out in 2009 by Icelandic band, Bloodgroup, is going to get you moving. The album breaks barriers with its choice of instruments and breaks for each song and it will definitely make you pay attention to what they’re doing. And it rocks. Bloodgroup is right up there with fellow Icelanders FM Belfast, another group known for its accessible approach to making music. Both the groups prove that Iceland lives up to its unique rep in all aspects, especially live electronic performances by its amazing musical inhabitants. Something is definitely brewing over there and it reaches out in a way that is unparalleled by any other electronic music scene I’ve experienced..
Check out this live video Bloodgroup performing “Pro Choice” shot during Iceland’s famous music festival Iceland Airwaves!