Half Asleep

I am, too. Bloody knackered, I am. Fifteen straight hours in the office yesterday, my son’s birthday party this morning, late lunch avec la famille, and now doing the whole bedtime thing. Well, I’m not, I’m writing this.

So, it’s been a tough fortnight. Going to the office for 14 days straight will tire even the most energetic of us. Still, it’s given me a chance to listen to some of my enormous backlog of songs. The other day, I came across the School Of Seven Bells Deluxe reissue of “Alpinisms”. I missed out on this lot the first time around, despite being a big fan of Secret Machines. Benjamin Curtis got tired of being around his brother and decided instead to set up shop with two gorgeous identical twins. Well, you would, wouldn’t you?1

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Their music is far more dreamy than the Secret Machines, with some lovely electronic loops overlain with the twin’s harmonies. My fave? Appropriately enough, “Half Asleep”, which I present here in its alternative version. Love the My Bloody Valentine meets Peter Hook in the Hacienda feel to this. Enjoy!

1 Mind you, he must miss Josh Garza, he of the drum thumping, who’s one of the best drummers around (along with The National’s Bryan Devendorf). Maybe he was getting a headache.

MP3: Half Asleep (Alternative Mix) by School Of Seven Bells

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