September 26, 2010

William Fitzsimmons - Derivatives

This is going to be a little different from what usually gets posted on straight goods, but I've been meaning to give William Fitzsimmons a post for a while. This quiet acoustic guitarist has one of the deepest stories I've come across. Coming from the outskirts of Pittsburgh, William was raised by his two blind parents in a household filled with sound. To replace what they couldn't see William's parents used music to express themselves, having almost every instrument in their house including a full size pipe organ, built by his own dad. This all transferred onto William giving him a natural ability to create some of the most entrancing songs I've listened to. His music is usually pretty soft, comparing to Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver, but his latest collection is a little bit different. Correctly titled Derivatives, this album revisits and remixes some of his best work, crossing genres to bring in an electronic feel. This brings William's music to the next level giving him a unique backdrop for his organic style. I don't know too many artists that have managed to combine folk and electro successfully... but it works. Plus he rocks that beard. Unreal.

If You Would Come Back Home (Mikroboy Remix) - William Fitzsimmons

So This Is Goodbye (Pink Ganter Remix) - William Fitzsimmons

I Don't Feel It Anymore (George Raquet Remix) - William Fitzsimmons

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