Friday, February 3, 2012

The Top 12 of 2011: #9 - Spindrift

In years past, I've tended to fret and stress and just about hyperventilate about the whole "so many records to catch up on, so little time" situation that is the creation of those end of year/best of lists. In order to alleviate some of the fretting (and the frown lines!), I've decided it was time to streamline the whole process and make it something beautifully simple. I chose a dozen records that I've really loved this past year, and ranked them. The rankings, friends, come courtesy of the ole iPod. It's practically scientific, y'all! What the iPod says goes. At least, this time anyway.

Why I Decree It To Be So: "It's probably no coincidence that LA outfit Spindrift
does the odd soundtrack (or record approximating the soundtrack to an obscure cult movie, in some cases; though in this case each song will evidently turn into its own cult flick) record every now and again, given that their music has an inherently, wonderfully cinematic heartbeat. Latest offering, Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1, sees the band continue to mine their golden spacecake spaghetti western on acid in the desert sound. To love Spindrift is a wonderful thing indeed, my friends. Their music is escapism, from the mess we live in to times and places not experienced by any but the lucky believers." (more here)

mp3: Space Vixens Theme (Spindrift from Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1)

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