Okay, I promise this is the last thing I’ll post about today that was sent to me! But it’s so awesome that I of course had to share it. Jean Jullien, my friend and one of my favorite artists, teamed up withe Eugéne & Pauline to create this beautiful little silkscreened book called Lyrics. It features 20 pages of illustrations, all silkscreened in 3 colors and limited to only 100 copies in the world. It’s really neat because there’s the cover, and then inside the pages are actually one REALLY long strip of paper that’s accordion folded. The quality of this totally blew my mind, it’s an absolutely beautiful book. I’ve been trying to think of ways to hang it in my apartment!
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Voxtrot, up to this point, has only released three EPs and a few singles so far. But that all changes with their first full album release on May 22nd.
I’ve been listening to the album for about a week now, and I can already say that it’s one of the best of the year. They not only took all of the amazing parts from their previous releases, but built upon sthem to make them something even more complex sounding. Strings and pianos are common and a lot of songs and make them even more amazing.
And I’m absolutely in love with Ramesh Srivastava’s voice. It’s the most even and warm toned voice I’ve heard in years, reminding me a lot of Ben Folds, actually. Also his lyrics are amazing, they just seem to flow so well when he sings them. My favorite lines of the album are definitely:
“Nine months later I’m the lonely one, with all the fruit of labor, and half of the fun,
Chris and Cosey in the rising sun, he’s got a heart of gold, man, it beats like a drum,
And it shakes…”
The lyrics are from their song, ‘Steven’ which I’ve posted below for everyone to hear (Voxtrot, if you want me to take it down, because I’m so totally sure you’re going to read this, I will, haha).
Steven – Voxtrot