fantasy-ii

up on a windy spire by Chelsea Knight
Via Flickr:
Had energy and inspiration to go out in the chilly wind at sunset and shoot! Or model, rather. I needed help from Lucas with this one. He shot me posing and I put it all together. I always have these dreams about dancing and flying from rooftop to rooftop, or escaping nimbly by leaping up to telephone polls and from some supernatural power, never falling or wavering. I think I always sort of wish I was some ethereal creature that could fly across rooftops at night. This is the best I can do. Next step is an actual telephone pole or street lamp.(Last attempt for it failed.)

“Fantasy II” - Fenster

Sitting in a coffeeshop alone on a Saturday night, emotions shielded from the reality of the situation by an earlier immersion into The Moon & Antarctica, I wanted to find in my inbox something folksy and meaningful, but without being too cute or possessing an excess of whimsy (I also didn’t want yet another Fleet Foxes clone - they are everywhere). Enter Fenster, a deceptively unique pop duo that is much more than the warm tunes and smooth voice you initially hear. The sudden shifts from minimal percussive parts to multi-layered, compelling movements laden with some guitar and handclaps are unexpected, yet well done (especially with the second-long lull to engender some excitement) - not to mention the inclusion of radio voices, static,  clicks-and-clacks and all sorts of little things not often associated with these sorts of tunes. I’ve only heard this track, but it has me anticipating the rest of Bones, the LP due March 2nd on Morr Music. [link]

- Tyler Hanan