Dancer Vs. Politician

October 7, 2008

Dancer Vs. Politician‘s music perfectly matches the season where the colours are warm and the wind is cold. Yes, I’m talking about autumn. By far my favorite season of the four, A City Half-Lost is an album that enhances the richness of the current state outside my window. And that’s pretty impressive considering that I barely understand the majority of the lyrics.

Hailing from Germany, Dancer Vs. Politician is the project of Sanni Baumgaertner. In the late 90’s she moved to Athens, Georgia and has for the last three years traveled between her two homes, performing and recording in both places. Though now settled in Athens, the previous dual citizenship can be heard in her lyrics as she sings in English as well as German. The music itself is sweet indie-pop, richly layered with strings, horns, accordion, glockenspiel and Sanni’s soft voice. Amongst her influences, Sanni lists Velvet Underground, Azure Ray, Belle & Sebastian, Tom Waits, and Neutral Milk Hotel, which gives you a pretty good inkling of what her sound is like.

Dancer Vs. Politician’s album A City Half-Lost is due for release on November 4 but can already be ordered from here. For now though, check out the beautiful video of a live performance of the song “Justin Fairborn”, as well as the mp3s:

Dancer Vs Politician: Justin Fairborn
by eikonproductions

~ “Justin Fairborn”, “Mach Dich Los.” ~


2 Responses to “Dancer Vs. Politician”

  1. mark said

    Love this and a great little insight into the view from your window. Vocal has a lot of Nico in it and a real Velvets feel which makes me wonder as someone who does not get the 60’s ………….. only kidding Ceci thanks for the introduction

  2. Kip said

    where the colours are warm and the wind is cold…and my sinuses are congested beyond belief. I love this time of year too though actually.

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