Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Jeff Mangum, "Holland, 1945"

The dialogue here of sounds in Mangum's performance is more than simple duende as we have come to know it (is duende ever simple?), but instead is what EB always talks about in terms of the split of a voice (is this what you mean EB?) into something that is more an authentic self than a voice all whole, in its more mundane and everyday parts. I know it is in this splitting sound in Mangum that rises the song into oblivion (or takes it from there for us––which is the same difference). Jay-Z (below) has the split too, but it is more in his beat than in his voice.

Jay-Z, "Lost One"

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