Posts Tagged ‘Sol Seppy’

I can’t say that her music was my discovery, but I’m delighted that I was introduced to the music of Sol Seppy. Apparently, she has disappeared since her 2006 album The Bells of 1 2, and she doesn’t have a working webpage. Despite her evanescent presence, you really must listen to that album. Those 12 songs are some of the most beautiful that I have heard; from start to finish Sol Seppy captures you in the most gentle way. Lyrically, her songs complete my thoughts. I listen to this album in the dark with easeful focus–not because everything is pristine but because it isn’t. The dark allows me to float along with her voice and, for a period of time, forget about the cacophony of life. It’s a great 50 minute lullaby.

I kind of want a platinum blonde bob wig now.

A most trusted musical source has much more to say about her. Check out Keith Freund’s review of Sol Seppy’s The Bells of 1 2 on his site (Review after the jump). He probably offers the most information you’ll ever find about her.

I almost didn’t want to publish this post because her music feels too magical to share, but I shouldn’t be so selfish, so enjoy the gem.
Buy The Bells of 1 2

As I am typing, a hurricane named Irene is traveling up the Eastern Coast…soon to hit NYC. New Yorkers have turned into zombies; grocery stores have been flooded (excuse the pun) with people who have one thing on their mind–‘buy’. Buy everything in sight. I stood in line for an hour this morning and watched frantic people shovel food into their carts–eggs, bread, milk. What are they going to do make an egg sandwich and drink a glass of milk? Make french toast? What if the power goes out? Then what will happen to their precious eggs and milk? New Yorkers were going overboard to say the least. A couple behind me eyed a sheet cake. “17$ That’s a great price!” they exclaimed with glee. They laid it gently on top of their muffins, party tray of salami and 3 kinds of cheese, cans on tuna, milk, grapes and 24 pack of water. Others tossed balls of fresh mozzarella in their cart, yogurt, bags of chocolate. I, myself, fell victim to a package of Oreos and a bottle of Perrier. I wanted bread, but they ran out.

You have to be on your toes with this hurricane. To paraphrase Bloomberg, if you haven’t evacuated now, it’s too late. I am going to a hurricane party tonight at the bar around the corner.
You never know what is going to happen. I thought about filling my bathtub up with water like someone told me to do. I also thought about buying a flashlight, but I’ve resorted to candles and matches if need be.

If the power does go out, the only thing you can really do while awake is listen to music. Therefore, I am making a “Hurri up Irene Playlist,” which should be enjoyed in the dark of an electricity free apartment/home. By the way, the playlist isn’t long because your computer’s battery life will probably run out.

If your power is still on, turn off your lights. I mean it!
1. “Enter One” –Sol Seppy hear it here
2. “Trois Gymnopedie” –Erik Satie hear it here
3. “So Real” –Jeff Buckley hear it here
4. “Hurricane Drunk” –Florence + The Machine hear it here
5. “Howlin’ For You”– Black Keys hear it here
6. “Blue Lips” –Regina Spektor hear it here
7. “As Sure As The Sun” –BRMC hear it here
8. “Silencer” –RIBS hear it here
9. “Videotape” –Radiohead hear it here
10. “Moldau” –Smetana hear it here
11. “Goodnight Irene” — 20th century American folk songhear it here

“Thought and beauty, like a hurricane or waves, should not know conventional, delimited forms.” –Chekhov