Other Songs & Dances 1 / Various
The compilation as art-form. We'd sit for hours carefully composing the perfect mix tapes for melancholy days, summer night driving and new love... There's something about telling stories -- your story -- with songs. Some melodies seem like freedom and sometimes a passing lyric can tell us volumes about who we are, were - or would like to be. Movie soundtracks are only a short step away from these ideas. The music can tell you the stories behind the story - the way the air feels, the rage, the blank stare and the as-yet-invisible shred of hope that may be around the corner. What were our mix tapes but attempts to find the soundtrack to the movie of our lives? This is a movie soundtrack for that film we are all still writing. We imagined a thousand times how a small smile could appear when that first song confessed our love. We sped up the car to make the dotted lines match the rhythm of a song. We sat and looked out the rainy window at the people passing by and tried to soak in the total immersion of the moment. We loved it when the repeat function came to CD players. And we still love it when an album feels like it takes you somewhere and tells you a story. When the first song opens a door and the last one gives some sense of closure to a story told in-between. Almost every songwriter has a couple of favorite songs showing other facets of their musical selves that, for one reason or another, seem to exist outside of what they're usually known for or regularly express. These Other Songs are the basis for this collection -- a chance for music without a home to meet music born in other contexts that come together to sketch the framework of a new storyline.. There is a moment when anything seems possible. There is, of course, love. There is a moment where it all might go wrong. There's a beginning and an end - and there are other songs and dances. Backlight Records presents Other Songs and Dances, Vol. 1 - a soundtrack for the movie we are all still living... Featuring tracks from: Jeff Dueck Duncan Sheik Allie Moss Peter Field Vesper Matt Singer John Bonaventura of Swiss Auto Club Annie Quick Holler, Wild Rose! Ian McGlynn and Matt Hopper Live With Your Music. Respectfully Yours, Backlight Records.