9 Comments (since 31 Jan 2015)
Truly infectious groove. Not even a little familiar, but I dig it.
when I first got spotify... Micachu was one of my more surprising finds. Cool that they are getting some more exposure.
was that movie any good? I think I have it in a watch list, but the ratings have kept me away for a while.
Totally catchy :-)
@clickysounds Yes, superb. I read the book, and - as Jonathan Glazer himelf said - it was trashy brilliance. The film is nothing like that; more a concept movie with very little dialogue. Mica Levi's soundtrack is integral, and there are a couple of scenes which the foley artist makes completely unforgettable. Johanssen is pretty much the only one who could play the part, I suspect. Also it was kind of mesmerising to see it taking place here in Glasgow and the surrounding Scottish countryside.
Excellent! Simply Excellent :)
Mica Levi is one of these understated geniuses. I saw Micachu and the Shapes live 5 years ago and they were so approachable, yet dedicated to their music. All the Kwesachu mixtapes and her very recent release (cassette-only, how sad in a way) are also brilliant and show a mastery and knowledge of practically all musical idioms of the day.
@JohnRoux I know - I tried to get the cassette just for the download, but it comes as a bundle so I've had to simply put it on a 'wishlist' at boomkat. Right now I'm listening to Chopped and Screwed - their album with the London Sinfonietta. It's riveting. If this is what Glazer heard before commissioning her, I'm not surprised he chose her. It's exhilarating to be in the process of discovering her. The footage I've seen of them so far suggests exactly what you say: understated genuis.
* to clarify, the cassette's sold out right now.