Wildbirds & Peacedrums are a contemporary experimental two piece hailing from Sweden consisting of singer Mariam Wallentin and drummer Andreas Werliin. Their “instruments” consist of her powerful vocals and his unorthodox juxtaposition of percussion and drums, resulting in a powerful, innovative sound.
The track below is taken off the duo’s critically acclaimed fourth album Rivers. It was remixed by Fodral, who masterfully duplicated the steel drums intro and added layers of cosmic synths to enhance Wallentin’s vocals.
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Well (Fodral Remix)
While W&P’s music lends itself very nicely to remixes of all kinds (see remixes by The Field, AU or WhoMadeWho), it is even more haunting and mesmeric in its raw form. But don’t take my word for it, the Observer Music Month describes their debut album as a “heady brew of pagan blues, spiritual pop and ecstatic soul music.Something to be treasured”
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - My Heart (Radio Version)
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On the heels of their mini-album Knee Deep, released last April, Copenhagen’s WhoMadeWho recently announced the imminent release of their third LP, called Brighter. The trio originally planned to put out this new album at the end of 2011 but it has been re-scheduled for February 27th 2012. The amazing first single “Inside World” will be out on January 23rd via Kompakt and, as a B-side, it will include an acoustic version, featuring John Grant on vocals.
In the meantime, watch the video for WhoMadeWho’s previous single “Every Minute Alone” right here and check out their beautiful remix of Gothenburg’s own Wildbirds & Peacedrums single “My Heart” below.
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - My Heart (WhoMadeWho Remix)
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