Anomie. Via Wicked Anomie, check out my evil and much cooler twin, Anomie Belle!:
About Anomie Belle
an·o·mie [an-uh-me] n social unrest or normlessness; malaise, alienation and purposelessness.
belle [bel] n a popular and charming woman; especially: a woman whose charm and beauty make her a favorite.
Sleeping Patterns wastes no time introducing Anomie Belle’s haunting voice, beautiful and lingering...it is bursting with sound (Sound Magazine).
Anomie Belle is the project of composer, producer, audio programmer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, Toby Campbell. She makes dark social issues eerily lovely" (Doug Haire, KEXP). Originally a classical violinist and songwriter, she released multiple solo records before creating her own beats and making her way into electronic, experimental, trip-hop music. A Portland, Oregon native, Campbell has performed at top venues across the US, and has worked as a musician and producer in Madrid, Glasgow, Amsterdam, New York, Buenos Aires, and London. In 2006 she moved to Seattle to focus exclusively on Anomie Belle.
Bryan and Karl, I think you might both agree that I should buy the CD and a T-Shirt. I dig the music, in a nostalgic-for-the-trip-hop-of-my-making-out-music-college-days. Check out the cover of Otis!
Thanks, Wicked A!
In other news, I am back in my apartment and looking helplessly at piles of books and general mess, and trying to revise a paper. Yesterday was much nicer, with the whole pick up from airport and eating of Mexican food and watching 30 Rock and falling asleep reading The Atlantic (which is not that great these days).