Letters can symbolize so many different things.
Louis Armstrong Cookie Monster would say that C is for Cookie, but the Romans would say that C is for 100, and today being the 100th day of the year (and of the 366TAS project), it seems like that interpretation might hold sway.
But today’s Sesame Street isn’t sponsored by the letter C. No, no, no. Today we’re talking about K, as in “K is for Kelson,” the ridiculously catchy Bibio tune that I first stumbled across about a year ago thanks to one of Amazon’s mp3 Daily Deals. Long story short, I saw the album was recommended by the editors at Amazon and the day that it was on sale, I took a closer look. The album has some great experimental stuff with a bit of everything, from a touch of funk to some nice acoustic instrumentation to atmospheric, ambient sounds, but “K is for Kelson” was the first track I heard and that one song pretty much sold me on the album immediately. The timing of my discovery was perfect because it’s a great song for the springtime, bursting with life and energy (and a touch of an awesome 70’s game show vibe as a bonus). Finds like these remind me why I’m always looking out for something great that I haven’t heard before: the payoff is so very worthwhile.
Even if it took 100 songs to get to one from one of my top 30 albums of 2011, the wait was definitely worth it. “K is for Kelson” was probably one of my top 10 or 15 tracks from last year, and I definitely suggest you check it out.