Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 4:36 pm
Azure Ray documents the collision between two distinct musical sensibilities: the sweetly airy, bittersweet pop of Maria Taylor and the buzzier, busier, frequently electronic sounds of Orenda Fink. The two have worked separately quite a bit in recent years — Taylor as a solo artist and Fink both solo and as half of O+S — but in Azure Ray, they still meet in the creamy, dreamy midpoint between their individual sounds.
The Olympic Games give us the opportunity to view some sports we might not normally watch, and also hear some nations' national anthems we've never heard before. Musician David Was has been musing on some of those tunes.