I saw Kubo & The Two Strings last Saturday, a great stop-motion animated film by Laika (who also did the wonderful Coraline). It’s a pretty amazing story combining a ‘Legend of Zelda’-type quest, the stories that make a life and a wonderful fairytale all in one.
It’s a beautiful world to get lost in, full of magic, melancholy and stories beyond the fairytale being told. It’s been a while since I looked at a screen for the first hour thinking: “This is so nice. I don’t want this to end.”
Probably my favourite film of the year so far. Go see it while you can, in cinemas now.
Something for the weekend. Amazing and beautiful. In many ways.
This song by Susanne Sundfør takes some plays before it hits you in the face and haunts you for the rest of the day. But believe me, it’s worth it. Can’t wait for the album. Out 26 March 2012.
I can’t choose what song to post. First one has the most awesome bass riff. Second one is very catchy. Great folk pop rock from… Estonia? Two dragons of songs in the year of the dragon… From Ewert and the Two Dragons.
Pete Lawrie mostly made an impact on me with his low-key, emotional songs. His debut (A Little Brighter) had a bit too much strings to resonate and made an impact. This however, is a totally different beast. It’s called Taste of Silver. And I like what it’s doing to my subwoofer.
How can THIS not make you happy?