Whaddya know, these audioblog things are just plain spiffy—a fantastic way to hear new music. Really! Sniffing around today I see that Blair over at Music For Robots is getting some great mail from Antennas. So head over there and grab “Adapt” from MFR before it goes offline. Then treat yourself here to “Always On My Mind.” What I’m really digging on from Antennas is their density. And I don’t mean their McFlybian destiny. There is so much going on in this song, so many layers: strings, horns, whirring electronics, handclaps, and vibraphone. Of course it’s probably all MIDI, but what do I care. It works. It holds together without being overwhelming. Throw in the vocal drama of Jeff Buckley and we’ve really got something here. Great find Blair! (Note: The two Novak tracks included are from the band’s original 2003 demo when they were called Novak).
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Wow, What a fantastic song. I found a page where you could also still download the new single "Adapt!" which was on the Music For Robots site). Though a quite different mood it is a great song too. Thanks a lot for the tip!
let me just say that I am horribly addicted to antennas' 'always on my mind', thanks 3hive.
Hi Sean! Glad you liked the Antennas songs. We're (obvioulsy) huge fans 😉 and the album is all that good. I just wanted to tell you there is no MIDI invlded at all on this record. All is recorded live with real musicians. If you are interested you can preview the whole album (and buy it as MP3s) here:
All the best, Daggan, Novoton
Thanks Pete for finding the link to "Adapt!" And thanks to Daggan for setting me straight on the MIDI vs live instruments–even MORE reason to love Antennas–and yes everyone should head over and BUY the record!
If anyone of you are in London April 10 then you have the oportunity to see Antennas live who will be playing at Tack!Tack!Tack! (The Social W1). More info about that here: http://www.myspace.com/tacktacktack
This is a really good band. I listened once to Always on my mind and now i can't stop humming it. A little bit annoying but a sign of a great tune ;-).
Thanks a bunch for the tip! The songs are FANTASTIC!!!
I'm probably a phillistine, but for the most part I don't like the music I hear here.
But then every once in awhile along comes a song that kicks my ass and blows my mind. "Always On My Mind" was awesome. Thanks!