Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Felix: You Are the One I Pick

From Nottingham and signed to Kranky, the duo of Lucinda Chua and Chris Summerlin known as Felix create low key and minimalist chamber pop. A classically trained musician, Chua is the main focus of the album. She sets the tone with her semi-nonsensical ramblish lyrics delivered in a soothing quiet lilt over her sparse piano and string arrangements. Summerlin's guitar work is definitely meant more as a side dish to the main course of Chua. He's not necessarily filler, but there just to brighten up the songs occasionally. Together they created a fascinatingly relaxing album that you can pick up here.

Felix - Death to Everyone But Us (from "You Are the One I Pick")
Felix - Back in Style (from "You Are the One I Pick")

1 comment:

  1. I do love Kranky records. This band is good, but I see a trend with female vocalists towards Chau's lyrical approach the last few years. I don't know who started it, but it has been a popular way of delivering vocals.