Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fave Albums: Gotye - Making Mirrors

You would have to have been living under a rock during the past year to have not heard Gotye's (aka Wally De Backer) worldwide smash hit duet with Kimbra "Somebody That I Used To Know."  The track comes off of Gotye's third album Making Mirrors, which was released in 2011.  For this album Wally not only used samples from records he had found, but also recorded different types of instruments note by note onto his computer so he could play them in new ways.  The very first single "Eyes Wide Open" includes samples from the Winton Musical Fence and has a strong environmental message.  The album contains a range of songs, from uplifting tracks like "I Feel Better," "In Your Light" and "State Of The Art" (written in honor of his Lowrey Cotillion organ) to more introspective numbers such as "Giving Me A Chance," "Save Me" and "Bronte."  Gotye is more than a one hit wonder, and this album proves it.

Favorite Lyric: We walk the plank with our eyes wide open ("Eyes Wide Open")

Favorite Song: "State Of The Art"

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