Editor’s Pick: Anomie Bell – Sleeping Patterns

Get ready to kick yourself for not finding this sooner. I know that’s what I did. This is a fantastic album that combines the best elements of trip hop, down tempo, and piano-based songwriting. With exquisite, sensual production, this album truly captivates your imagination and explores some gorgeous territory. These songs are sly and dark and may affect your ability to operate machinery, and thank god for that. Fans of Martina Topley-Bird, Goldfrapp, Imogen Heap will love this album, while electronic fans will appreciate the beats and thought provoking production elements. It seems that other people have noticed her talent, too, as she’s toured and collaborateed with the likes of Tricky, The Album Leaf, Mr. Lif (The Perceptionists), and Jon Auer (The Posies, Big Star). Highlights include the moody electric piano-based “How Can I Be Sure” (which was featured in the Xbox 360 game Alan Wake), the Portishead-y groove of “Bedtime Stories”, and the epic electro-waltz of “John Q Public”. Be sure to pick up this album at CD Baby right here.

Here’s a nice live video of Anomie Belle with Mr. Lif, recorded live at Bumbershoot last year: