Until a couple of days ago, I had not heard this different version of the Bonnie 'Prince' Billy classic I See A Darkness before, and hearing it was like looking out the window and seeing the sun shining when you were expecting to see another rainy day awaiting you. Unfortunately for me, it's been raining for a week and is still raining in the real world of Nottingham today, but the analogy still holds (and even though the actual weather does not coincide with the way hearing this song feels, this tune is still 'my jam of the week').
The reason I'm just discovering this version now is mostly because I still haven't got around to fully diving into the full cannon of Will Oldham's greatness (it's been on my list for awhile and as I pick away at it I realize how much I should have started a long time ago). Somehow, his music managed to mostly stay off my menu for all my music devouring days. Which, when one considers how much music is out there, is bound to happen to.
Luckily for me, I happened to chance upon a guy by the moniker of Platter Playlists the other day. His website and Mixcloud are filled with gem after gem of the kind of music that is often overlooked in today's non-stop timeline/newsfeed/dashboard updating. You know, all that great stuff that was released before we could access everything ever released with a click of a mouse.
Everybody seems so concerned about being the first to post about what Arkanye Fire's new cover art might be, it's always refreshing to find a proper crate digger sharing the songs that a lot of us not only missed (or weren't even around to hear about the first go around), but would probably go on continuing to miss as hundreds of new releases kept piling on top.
So go check out the tunes this guy is sharing. Your ears (and heart & soul) will thank you for it.