Tuesday, 25 December 2007

The True Christmas Number 1 - Warren Myles

You may have noticed, if you are a particularly observant reader, that I have an advert in my right hand column for a blog called AllYour Top 40 Are Belong To Us. A strange, grammatically incorrect, blog that I love. The writer, Warren Myles, has set himself the task of recording himself singing every number 1 for a whole year. Although, it's not quite that simple because there are rules...the main one being that if the number 1 is the same as last week then the highest new entry is chosen. Oh, and he records all songs using only his voice and music generated with his Gameboy! Often he records them in one take. He then writes, in his own unique way, about the process. Readers familiar with the dogme 95 principles of film making will recognise something familiar in his approach. Those of you who know anything about outsider art will love his biro drawings, because every song recorded also has its cover reproduced by Warren's hand too.
But what is this music like, I hear you ask? Well it's like naive early Human League viewed through a filter of 16bit music. It is lofi and lovely..a breath of fresh air with Warren shouting (often). The project is in its early stages but already he has produced superb renditions of Elvis, the Sugababes and Shane (last year but one's Rhydian) Ward - In fact his version of Breathless is on heavy rotation on my IPod and I urge you to download it. And, of course he has just covered Leon's single.
But hey! enough of me yacking...download his version of When You Believe here and visit Warren's site whenever you get chance.

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5 Comments:

Blogger warren said...

thanks for all your support this year, mr blister! i am really touched by your comments, and ill make sure next year ups the ante somewhat! there will be interesting times ahead. keep up with the rhydian news , these things need to be known. have a fantastic break if i dont speak to you sooner before the 2k8 .

warren
x

25 December 2007 at 23:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Blister

Where are you. Really missing your entries each day. I'm not the only one either.

Ali

8 January 2008 at 09:09  
Anonymous lover_rhydian@gmail.com said...

OMG!!
I'm a big Rhydian fan...but look @ this!

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10 January 2008 at 08:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Blister, we missed your posts !
Thanks for all the fun and support !
Please keep them coming - plenty of Rhydian news in january and February!
-antalmax-

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