Monday, May 03, 2010
It's A Wonderful Fyfe
Easy on the eyes, and terrific for the ears, Fyfe Dangerfield is a one talented dude!
This 29-year-old British musician & songwriter impressed many as the founder and driving force of avant-garde pop band Guillemots, but nothing could prepare us for the sheer melodic delight of his solo debut, 'Fly Yellow Moon.'
Mr. Dangerfield doesn't skimp on his production values either! Our Song of the Week, 'She Needs Me,' is full-blown 70s-era wall of sound with synths and horns and violins galore, plus tinkling ivories, recalling prime Electric Light Orchestra or Philadelphia-Freedom-era Elton...
Mr. Dangerfield's fyfe-dom includes 'absolute pitch', or 'perfect pitch,' the ability to recreate a given musical note without the benefit of an external reference!
Here's the burst of melody, rhythm, and blue-eyed-soulfulness that is our SOTW, 'She Needs Me...'
Here is his live preforming one of my favorite album tracks, 'Any Direction...'
Here's his breakthrough single as lead Guillemots, 'Trains to Brazil.'
And the Guillemots follow-up, 'Annie Let's Not Wait...' in 2006 on 'La Blogotheque'
And here's a live version of future solo single 'Faster Than The Setting Sun...'
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