Known Johnson

March 12, 2007

Listening Room submission: “Hyperballad” – Wasilewski/Kurkiewicz/Miski

Filed under: Music,Reviews,The Listening Room submissions — Tom @ 10:35 pm

“Hyperballad” from Trio by Wasilewski/Kurkiewicz/Miski

Having installed some new speakers in my truck, and having spent far too much time doing so, I needed to take a drive to both pick up dinner and test out the speakers. Frustrated and tired, I also just needed to get out and not think about anything for a little while.

Choosing just the right music with which to try out those new speakers isn’t easy, but after a few songs, I settled on just the right one, a cover of Bjork’s “Hyperballad” by this nearly unpronouncable Polish trio.

Freed of vocals, the tune here allows the band to emphasize the underlying melodic beauty while maintaining some room for them to explore. Of course, for my needs at the time, it sounded gorgeous, but most of all, it simply soothed my tool- and stress-weary nerves.

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