Archive for October, 2010

Mancry

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

One of the many things I love about music – and always return to once tired of an artist, genre, or era – is that there’s always another piece out there, somewhere, which is surprising and beautiful enough to rekindle that fire, and make me sit up and take notice again.  One did just that tonight, so I thought I’d share.

It’s a bit old – from last year – but Adam Freeland’s Mancry nevertheless demanded my attention via the (extremely pleasant) Gui Boratto remix during a progressive house podcast.  It sports one of those refrains that spurs a distant memory, then lodges in your consciousness until you track down the source.  That I did, and here it is:

Adam Freeland – Mancry

It’s uncomplicated, perhaps even sparse, but there’s a certain sense of yearning in the swelling atmospherics that keeps me coming back.    Clearly the Black Eyed Peas liked it too, as they promptly sampled it, ruining it in the process by yapping about parties or something over the top.  That aside, it’s stirring stuff to keep the autumn at bay.