Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Grimes - Oblivion

There is something about Grimes that just pulls you in and just makes you go... damn. There's this quiet power that she exudes that just holds you in the palm of her hand and I'm absolutely ok with it. This is the first track that I've heard from her and it's off her fourth release, Visions, and if the rest of the album is as magnetic as this song; color me impressed. This song is so vibrant and alive it's teaming with character and personality.

Born Canadian, Claire Boucher has stormed the indie-pop scene with a fierceness and presence that can take years to cultivate.  She has experimented with  various sounds and her official blurb on Facebook states that her latest album "incorporates influences as wide as Enya, TLC and Aphex Twin, drawing from genres like New Jack Swing, IDM, New Age, K-pop, Industrial and glitch".  With influences such as these, Dream Pop is the only genre capable of holding her awe inspiring talent.

The video is awesome because of how "thrown together" it looks.  At one point early on you can see as she motions for a bystander to go ahead and walk in front of the camera.  I think that is something else she does that makes this more impressive; she does it all without even trying.  One of the top comments on youtube says, "She's accidently the sexiest woman alive". And that's the solid truth.  She doesn't have to try because she exudes it.  I can tell you that I am going to be all over these albums and give them a huge chunk of my time to see what I think of it.  One of her albums, Geidi Primes, was titled after chapters in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert.  I think that somewhere under all the accidental sexiness there may be a sci-fi fan buried.

Get the album.  You know you want it.

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