Week 130: “Last Tango In Paradise” by Goldfish

Up to this point, this blog has been heavily biased in favour of bands from the northern hemisphere.

Considering that only 10% of the world’s population lives south of the equator, a surprising amount of good music has come from the world’s lower half…and yet, by my count, I have only ever featured two artists from that part of the world (a measly 1.5% of my total posts). So if you’re down there and you’re listening, please accept my apologies.

To make up for it, I’d like to declare November 2012 to be “Southern Hemisphere Month” here at BSOTW.  Let’s get right to it with a hypnotic song by South Africa’s electro-jazz duo Goldfish.

What makes this a beautiful song:

1. The piano. Dreamy and soft, and not really in time.

2. The drums. Pretty straightforward, but tight, to counteract the laziness of the piano.

3. The horns. They’re used very sparingly, and they sound like they’re yawning more than playing.

Recommended listening activity:

Studying an upside-down map of the world.

Buy it here.