Freitag, 15. Juli 2011

AUSTRA | Beat and the Pulse (uncut)

The balance of learning versus letting go. Getting the world known in a different way and letting other thing go is the most liberating feeling. This song for example ... I might have been into electro-pop-punk-synthy-music quite a while back, but surely not now. I happened to hear a song from Austra's new album and was immediately re-introduced to that sort of music. What I want to say is that if we can let our thoughts be flexible enough to let go of some prejudice we would experience re-introduction to the world around us constantly. So life would become much more interesting and lively... Just a thought
But anyway. Wanted to post something about Austra quite a while ago - I really fell in love with'em - but somehow I couldn't find the time. The band is a Toronto based trio of vocalist/pianist Katie Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski and bassist Dorian Wolf. Katie joined the Canadian Children's Opera at 10, sang for the CAnadian Opera company, and pursued a career in opera (whilst learning viola and piano) until she attendet a punk show and joined a band. INstead of going on to focus on music in college, she listened to NIN and the Knife and started doing production work, deciding she wanted to "make classical music with really fucked up, distorted crazy shit on there." Austra are claimed to be the rising stars from tomorrow. I really love her voice. Unfortunately nowadays good singers are really rare! I got a classical singing education as well and combine it with "crazy shit on there"... So you see, I really must love their music.

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