Friday, 13 March 2020

Sonna and Sybarite

Swede Towers has been on the market for a few months now and in that time many people have wandered its rooms and hallways with my estate agent in tow, though unfortunately no-one has as yet reached for their cheque book to take it off my hands. Being the proactive geezer I am, I've already commenced the painful business of dismantling shelves and boxing up personal belongings in order to be one step ahead of the game should an unturndownable offer suddenly come my way. The record and CD collections that have only been out of boxes from the previous move for a couple of years are now being packed away all over again. It's a fairly slow process as I'm rediscovering (and playing) all kinds of half-forgotten gems as I go, obvs.

Here's one such old favourite, a catchy slice of melodic post-rock electronica from the combined talents of Baltimore band Sonna and Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Xian Hawkins, who trades under the name Sybarite. This is 'Make Shift', the lead track from a 2002 EP on Temporary Residence Limited.

Sonna/Sybarite - Make Shift


Swiss Adam said...

Nice song, haven't heard it before. Packing up a house fills me with dread I must admit. We moved to our current house in 2004. Putting 16 years of belongings into boxes wouldn't be my activity of choice.

Rol said...

I've moved so much in the past decade or so that the very thought now sends me into a cold sweat. I thought we were in this house at least until Sam reached high school, but Louise is already getting pissed off with the kids playing in the road right outside our window so another move is inevitable...

Hope you find a suitable buyer soon, Swede.

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