I've been a big fan of Elisabeth Esselink, otherwise known as Solex, since I first heard Solex vs The Hitmeister several years ago, and I recommend a trip to her MySpace page if you ain't familiar with her music (see here). She constructs tracks out of samples (often from records out of her own secondhand shop in Amsterdam) before singing over them, and her lyrics are inspired slices of everyday musing, like the pages left over in a personal diary when you've extracted the emotional, dramatic stuff and used it elsewhere. In other words, it's great: quirky, intelligent, exciting pop music that's a lot of fun, and well worth checking out (I especially recommend the abovementioned album (her first) and Low Kick and Hard Bop (her third); her second, Pick Up, is good but lacking somehow (in my opinion), and I've been unconscionably remiss in not acquiring a copy of her fourth, The Laughing Stock of Indie Rock, released four years ago (!). This oversight is soon to be rectified, especially after hearing this track). The video is by some guy called Mumbleboy (aka Kinya Hanada) and while it's achingly trendy (in an old-fashioned kind of way) his overloaded, junkyard aesthetic is well suited to Solex's DIY musicianship, and I quite like it. And that's reason enough to put it here. Enjoy!
A Crappy Family
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