Our new series “The Chain” is inspired by how sharing music often turns into a conversation. Someone plays one song. That inspires someone else to play a different song, which inspires another and another, creating a chain of connections along the way. Each week on “The Chain” we’ll be asking a different band to serve as the “Linker” and they’ll select a new song in response to the previous one. There are no limitations as to how or why they make their choice. Although “The Chain” begins with the obvious, where we’ll go from there is unknown…
Last time on “The SF Bay Chain” Vinyl Williams took us from Fleetwood Mac to Tim Hecker. Now we have Fantastic Negrito to take us on the next step of our journey. Read his response to the Tim Hecker song and listen to his song choice. Also, be sure to check out some of his own music and if you’re lucky find a ticket to his sold out show tomorrow, Friday at The New Parish in Oakland.
Song #1: Tim Hecker – “Harmony In Blue II”
The Linker: Fantastic Negrito
Fantastic Negrito: Tim Hecker’s ‘Harmony in Blue’ is relaxing and very esoteric. It reminds me of soundscapes and Kid A by Radiohead.