the 2006-06-06 Tuesday Fetch-it


6 juin 2006, 13h30m

There is liberation here

So, apparently, stuff happens – and now it's Tuesday. This week, then, you have the chance to earn a highly sought-after, special edition Goofily Unalliterative Tuesday Fetch-it Pre-emption Point™ (GUTFPP™), provided you have this week's recommended song already present in your music library.

But first this week's Roundtable, about which I have very little to say, except that the final track – 99th Floor – reminded me very much of Strobe Light with a little bit of There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon) thrown in.

In other 6 Music news, (and this is a public service announcement,) Guillemots will be playing a live set in the 6 Music Hub on Thursday, June 29th, 2006 on Gideon Coe's show at about 11:30 BST / 10:30 GMT (very roughly). You should listen to it. Yes, you.

Track eleven of Ruby Blue is a fifty-second instrumental called Prelude to Love in the Making. There is actually a full song, Love in the Making, whose lyrics appear in Ruby Blue's album insert; Prelude is simply the intro and outro of Love In The Making shoved together. Before Ruby Blue came out, all twelve songs had been released on three limited edition vinyl EPs collectively entitled Sequins; Love In The Making appears on Sequins 2.

The song itself is something of a slow-burner. Róisín's vocals provide the melody, layered over a lo-fi percussive rhythm; every so often her voice swells, accompanied by itself several times over. Like most of Ruby Blue, the verse-chorus structure is somewhat indistinct, but it is there.

Also present, to a certain degree, is Róisín's tendency to split one lyric over several vocal parts and to spread individual vocals out rather thinly (both particularly notable in Sow Into You).

The synth effects prominent throughout most of the album are conspicusouly quiet, but the song still has the same woozy, dischordant quality. Love In The Making sounds – to my ear anyway – vaguely south-Asian. I don't know if that's a sitar; I'm fairly certain there are some instruments that aren't well-tempered.

Because of this simplicity, it would be the stand-out track on the album, if only it were actually on the album. If you download one track this week, make it Love In The Making. Stay tuned.


  • Shaunography

    What the hell are you jabbering on about?

    6 juin 2006, 16h01m
  • GregKNicholson

    It's a song – it's called Love In The Making – made by a woman who likes to call herself Róisín Murphy.

    9 juin 2006, 13h26m
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