October 07, 2020

A Wonderful Late Night Final Hope

The other day I was lamenting the loss of my entire digital music collection after the death of my external hard drive... and suddenly realizing just how useful a CD/DVD drive would be right about now... when I got to wondering what some favorite bands are up to.  The answer, as it is for so many of us lately, is "not much."


I mean, Joe Jackson updated his website for the first time in about a year the other day, so that was nice, but other than that?  There's a new anime entry in the Love Live! franchise, the first episode of which aired last week. I was amused to see that the game's player character analogue in the anime is named "Yu."  And then...

...I stopped.  Do I even have any other 'favorite bands' anymore?  Random songs, sure, but a whole artist?  All of the names I came up with were dead or '80s bands.  Or both.  Almost frantically I cast about my computer desk, looking for someone else to call a "favorite".   Foo Fighters?  David Gilmour?  How in the world did Selena Gomez get... nevermind.  Finally, finally, I realized who I'd forgotten.

Public Service Broadcasting.  Just how they managed to slip my mind is a study in the effects of isolation, but at least I remembered them, hey?  So what are they up to?

Nothing.  The band members are holed up and hunkered down just like the rest of us, but apparently their instruments and equipment is in another country altogether.  I assume it never made it back from a tour when the Most Recent Great Unpleasantness set in.  However, Artists gonna art, and Musicians gonna music.  J Wilgoose Esq, the tweed jacket behind PSB, falls into that vein.  Reportedly he threw together a motley assortment of old synths and other odds and ends and said "hey kids, let's put on a show."

Except there weren't any kids, and you still can't have shows due to the plague.  So instead, he did the next best thing: a side project.  It hasn't been released, but there's been a song revealed.  Here's the viddy.

LATE NIGHT FINAL - A Wonderful Hope
Before you start, please realize that this is not your standard PSB fare.  No historical news samples, no movie snippets, and a lot of what I call "ambient".  This is important for the main reason that I generally dislike ambient music... if you drop the "t", that's the effect it usually has on me.  Fortunately, while it starts out like that, it doesn't STAY ambient.  It's not anybody's idea of dance music or stuff, but it's not a bad listen at all.

I guess the actual album/EP/whatever is coming out sometime in November.  A nice little holiday present, eh?

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1 Now this? This is a lovely spot of good news in a dreary dingdang year. Thank you!

Posted by: GreyDuck at October 08, 2020 08:26 AM (rKFiU)

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