Indefinite Hiatus

I am saddened to say that I will have to put my blog on an indefinite hiatus due to the fact that I currently have more than I can handle on my plate. I want to thank everyone that has ever visited this blog. I hope I have pleasured your eardrums.

You may continue to follow me on Twitter, where I will still post song recommendations and links to any other cool music related news/songs/etc. I will also continue to be a guest-blogger on Pretty Much Amazing! The Music Blog.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Regina Spektor - Après moi

Après moi, le deluge
After me, comes the flood

Not only is
Regina Spektor a talented musician, but she truly has a unique voice and style. She covers it all, from super quirky to rock filled to ballad-like tracks. "Après moi" is a perfect example of the latter with a touch of quirky. It displays her Russian roots (she was born in Moscow, then moved to Brooklyn) along with her classical training. Legend has it that the line, "Après moi, le deluge" was said by Louis XV of France while at Versaille. If not him, then perhaps his mistress--Madame de Pompadour.

Although often described as "anti-folk," it is hard to fit her into any category. Her music covers a wide range of influences and each has its own style, yet is distinctly Regina. Even her lyrics are interesting, often using literary allusions and sometimes singing in different languages as heard in today's recommendation (er, eargasm). She first entered the "mainstream" with the track "Us" from Soviet Kitsch; but it was her
video for "Fidelity" that really put her on the map.

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