Regular readers of this blog may, I think, have come to discern a LeapingTracks pattern of music buying:
- Hear and like a particular track
- Buy a whole album with it on
- Never listen to that album again
Until now of course.
And today we have yet another example of me reverting to type with the good offices of Groove Armada.
I got hooked on their track I See You Baby not as a result of a very high profile advertisement for a Renault Car back in 2003 but a year or so later when it became a sort of anthem for one of the best training courses I have ever attended – and I have been on quite a few.
(I suppose I should add as a brief aside that I have not done a lot of courses because I am rubbish at my job; but my employer, for whom I have worked for over 20 years, provides excellent developmental opportunities, and I am all for embracing them – the opportunities that is, and not my employer – with open arms.)
I'm glad we have got all of that cleared up.
So, back to the music.
Groove Armada is an English electronic music duo. I have their Greatest Hits album (2004) and I have to admit to being very pleasantly surprised by it. I was expecting some kind of mega-bass/Ibiza party/brain-dead endless funk thing (à la Ministry of Sound – or at least my perception of it).
But not a bit of it. Some of the tracks are very harmonious and chilled – At The River and Think Twice in particular. And I love Inside My Mind which includes a gentle and distant sample of Irving Berlin's Blue Skies.
At the other end of the scale, there are tracks which are 'shakin' that ass' groovy and toe tappin' – If Everybody Looked The Same and My Friend are my favourites, in addition to the aforementioned I See You Baby.
So I'm a happy bunny – once again Project LT has liberated a previously unknown gem from my iTunes list. A nice way to mark the end of the 'G-Gs'. We're romping along nicely, aren't we.