October 30, 2011

Gotye - Making Mirrors

It’s time to get a little eclectic again. Gotye’s been finding his way into my ears lately, with his hauntingly intense indie rock seeming to catch on repeat quite easily. Gotye (pronounced Gaulthier) is Wouter "Wally" De Backer, a Belgian-Australian, multi talented musician that creates instrumentals to brew like a quiet storm, adding his vocals to pierce and contrast perfectly. Gotye always seems to stay reserved while still having a gripping amount of passion, which is an unlikely combination…. But really is more common than you think.

Gotye released his third album, Making Mirrors, at the end of the summer and it has only seen positive reception so far. Gotye even got himself into the splendor in the grass music festival in Australia, which featured Kanye, Coldplay, The Mars Volta, PNAU, and Foster the People just to name a few. Fuck, should have got a plane ticket. Two tracks I find myself frequenting include Somebody That I Used to Know and his older Learnalilgivinanlovin’, which have both been remixed to perfection at this point. Always seems to happen with this core Sufjan Stevens/Animal Collective style of music.

Gotye – Learnalilgivinanlovin’

Gotye – Eyes Wide Open

Gotye – Somebody that I used to know (featuring Kimbra)

1 comment:

  1. My Mom says. don't look into the mirror too much, because mirror will catch you.