By My Toys Like Me
Like a hypnotic kids jewellery box My Toys Like Me have created a song that purrs and makes a beautiful backdrop for the almost infant-like vocals of singer Frances Noon. The amazing tenderness in her voice holds you in a trance and makes you wish she could serenade you to sleep at night. The longer the track goes the younger she sounds.
Based on a loose drum beat the haunting chimes and luminous keyboard melody float along like a laidback Aphex Twin. There are random beeps, squeaks, violins and noises that sound like you've just emptied a fruit machine but it all works amazingly well and despite all of its intricacy and effort it sounds really effortless and beautiful. Dance music demigod Lazlo Legezer has an innate knack for making tunes in a fresh way on the evidence of this song and in Miss Noon he has a unique voice that has qualities of Bjork but is miles apart from her.
Their MySpace site no longer has this track up but there are some other gems that perfectly demonstrate both Lazlo's unique production talents (the Radiohead-esque All Over My Face) and the amazing gentility in the vocals of Frances (Quiet Please). I can't see chart topping success but there are many more important things that these two can achieve.