Somewhere in between Henry Mancini, JDILLA and Brian Eno is Quiet Village, an avant sound project from Britain's Matt Edwards and Joel Martin. I found this one in the new arrivals portion of the used bin at Permanent Records last week. Still in the shrink wrap, with a price tag of $20, I knew I couldn't resist this one, if only for remembering that GvB included it as one of his favorite records of 2K8. Whistful, dreamy, funky, sexy and fresh, Silent Movie is the film score that DJ Shadow (or Lemon Jelly) never made, or, conversely, the hip-hop record Mancini never made. Whatever it is, Silent Movie is the perfect companion for both breakfast, lunch and dinner, as it, like you and me, evolves with the sun. Oh, and if, as a friend once said, Panda Bear's Person Pitch is the elevator music on the way to heaven, than I'm pretty sure "Victoria's Secret" is the music playing when you arrive at the pearly gates.
Quiet Village- Victoria's Secret
Interview with Quiet Village