June 8, 2009

Florence and the Machine BLOW UP

Holy shit.

Florence And The Machine Cosmic Love:

Florence and her collaborators really excel at a fine mix of pounding drums and high-end tinkliness. For Cosmic Love, she's added subtle heavy metal to the mix. Listen for the chugging guitars that underpin the song: you can hear them clearly at about 1:35. One can only imagine how monolithic this song will sound live. The middle eight, truly in the middle, goes all soft and pink, but soon she's back to a-wailing. I often speak of night-driving tunes, but this is music for driving tanks* up and down moors.

*Or 6 big wheels... up off Howth Head, for those who appreciate obscurity.

1 comment:

Robert said...

I love this alternate version of Florence and The Machine's Rabbit Heart