Accordions, violins and ambient indie folk? Oh why not – here you go.
This is Devon folksters India Electric Co, whose ace recent album The Girl I Left Behind Me has been a bit of a mainstay on my music player for the past few weeks. It’s full of reeling, swirling, dreamy little tunes with a kind of Latin/Middle Eastern infusion combined with some celtic fiddling. It’s infectious, rich and unique stuff by multi-instrumentallists at the very top of their game and I’m a big fan.
Beirut and Heimat are gorgeous, intricate tunes, while I Can’t Make You Love Me is more of a traditional guitar-led folk song – and all very much worth a listen to (as, frankly, is the rest of the album). But I’ve picked the opener Lost In Translation for today’s post because it’s the tune that initially good me hooked on these guys.
It’s a snappy, quirky, undulating piece of musical goodness filled with rich instrumentals and soft vocals and it’s amazing. I’ve read reviews that say it encapsulates everything that’s good about the whole album and I headily agree. Cracking stuff.