Friday, July 13, 2007

Rufus Wainwright strips down


So, moving on from lo-fi noise to pretty much the opposite end of the musical spectrum. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve grown to like the latest Rufus Wainwright album Release the Stars, due to much playing of it by Mrs Growl round our way. His opulent orchestrations sure make a change from stripped down folk and DIY punk. But it’s not always over-the-top arrangements. Oh no. Rufus proved this the other night when he popped into Xfm to play a couple of songs on John Kennedy’s show. These were good. Just goes to show that when the frills are stripped away, there are genuinely fine songs underneath, with his voice nicely brought to the fore – Sansouci in particular was a treat.

Download: Rufus Wainwright – In My Arms (live Xfm acoustic session)
Download: Rufus Wainwright – Sansoucci (live Xfm acoustic session)

Buy Release the Stars.

1 comment:

Katy said...

Oh theses are wonderful. Thanks. :)