"Throw Air, DJ Shadow, Lamb, Massive Attack and The Avalanches in a blender and what you’ll get is Gotye..."
I was introduced to Australia's Gotye by The Test Pilot, and these two tracks from his upcoming album (due out Jan. '06) are really cool. This guy was definitely influenced by DJ Shadow, but I would describe these tracks as "Cut Chemist/DJ Shadow-light"...which isn't necessarily a bad thing, because these songs are very enjoyable:
Gotye A Distinctive Sound mp3
Gotye Learnalilgivinanlovin mp3
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