N.O./B.S.

When I heard “Electronic Renaissance” by Belle & Sebastian, it immediately struck me as familiar, but I wasn’t sure why. Someone else had a song just like it, I kept thinking, but who? Turns out, the song I was thinking of is “Procession” by New Order. Here they are side-by-side:

“Electronic Renaissance” by Belle & Sebastian.
“Procession” by New Order

Is it me, or do these songs sound remarkably similar?

New Song…

I’m putting the finishing touches on a new song. This one is a disco version of TS Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” (More on that in a later post!) It’s also influenced by Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” and New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle.” I’m hoping to have the song ready to go sometime this week. In the meantime, here are the two songs that influenced my latest efforts…