August 24, 2011 How to Dress Well – Decisions (Orchestral Version)
Another referral this week. D. Gold sent me the Just Once EP from How to Dress Well, the moniker of R&B-ish singer Tom Krell. Krell released his debut album Love Remains in 2010 that I haven’t heard yet. I’m definitely going to seek out that one soon after I was blown away by the EP. The Just Once EP is comprised of 4 orchestral renditions of How To Dress Well’s tracks as a dedication to Ryan Douglas Hitchon, a good friend of HTDW who passed away recently in August 2010. The orchestration on these tracks perfectly matches HTDW’s ethereal and sweeping voice. Krell’s sound reminds me a less edgy-electronic XX with the sweeping harmonies of indie music. I definitely recommend checking out this release, it’s a sound I haven’t heard produced quite as excellently as this before. Props to D. Gold for the find. Listen to my favorite song off the release below, the closer, Decisions.
-Jon The Wolf