For this Memorial Day I figured i would try something strange and unusual.
But totally enjoyable. A young lady with an amazing voice.
Grimes is weird pop influenced by styles such as R&B, Industrial, goth, hip hop and Western medieval organum. She is noted for simple but strong percussion, vocal virtuosity, and addictive melodies. Despite having little acquaintance with music before the age of 18, Grimes (born 1988) has overcome this barrier and used it to her advantage, exploding onto the music scene with a sound that is that is far different from that of her peers, and extremely broad in it’s references (Mariah Carey, Salem, Cocteau Twins, Gang Gang Dance, The Smiths, Prince). And yet, while all Grimes songs are different and genre-bending, there is a strong sound that is fully her own, characterized primarily by her chameleon-like voice.
She cannot read music and has no understanding of theory or notation, so her attempts to imitate often fail. Rather, the result is particularly unique, strangely beautiful, sometimes scary, frequently melancholic and catchy as hell.
director of photography: John Londono
stylist: Marilis Cardinal
from the upcoming split 12" entitled ❦❦ Darkbloom ❦❦ by ✠✠ D'eon & Grimes ✠✠
released April 19th via ❧ Arbutus Records ❧ and ✦ Hippos in tanks ✦
©2011 Hippos In Tanks & Arbutus Records
Personally I really like this one, which I believe is their current single.
This is the official music video for "Crystal Ball" from Grimes' / d'Eon split 12" "Darkbloom" released on April 19th by Arbutus Records and Hippo in Tanks.
Director: Tim Kelly
Produced by Newfoundland Tack
Set design by Hercules Taxidermy:
Grimes / d'Eon - filmed live at their 'Darkbloom' album release:
22 April 2011, Sala Rosa, Montréal
Live audio courtesy of Arbutus Records