Before the Monotonix show on Thursday I headed over to the Luminaire with my friend Chris to audio record a few of songs with the lovely Laura Gibson for the Broken Sound podcast. Before we did that we got to watch Laura soundcheck with Musee Mecanique- a very talented duo. It was amazing!
I would have loved to stay for the show, but it was a treat to get to hear a few songs in the audio session and in the soundcheck, one of which was Take This Waltz. I couldn’t believe my luck. They soundchecked the whole song and it sounded absolutely stunning. It’s a cover of the Leonard Cohen original, and features (probably my favourite instrument) musical saw! It was absolutely wonderful and I’m so glad I got to hear it live. Despite having quite a long, arduous couple of days, Laura was a complete joy to be around. If you haven’t listened to her yet- do it! She has a beautiful, gentle voice and her songs are hugely sweet. Her Myspace is here.
Here is a fantastic video of Laura and her band playing Take This Waltz in an epic church in Oregon. It sounds wonderful. Beautiful. I love it so much, the musical saw is perfect. The glock and the accordion are also beautiful touches. I love it.