Song of the Day 6/2/09: Rio en Medio - Fall Up
Before I mention "plucky guitar work" and "breathy female vocals," hear this: if you're the type of person to normally turn your head at these sorts of things in music, I don't want you to do that just yet. Rio en Medio's "Fall Up" is divine, but that muted tribal / folksy aesthetic is interspersed with an odd repeated sample which is at once foreign, exotic and zenlike. It's enough to provide counterweight to what would otherwise be more "traditional" songwriting, and the result is sort of a conversation between the present and the unknown. Okay, all that said: plucky guitar work. Breathy female vocals. Sexy, no?
- Phillip Taylor-Parker
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