Top 10 Songs of 2006: No. 2

Posted by jill on December 18, 2006

2. The Keyboard Choir – The Shiver

Every year, there are some songs that just remind me of a particular moment, and this year it is this song. And to be accurate, it was the soundtrack to several moments from this year. From their wake up call at Truck with their robots in July, to listening to them while on a boat going down the river in the dark in September, and in October sitting on a beach in the bright sunshine listening to a mixture of their song and the crashing waves.

In particular, The Shiver was a great accompaniment for sitting out by the sea, as the song competed with the relaxing sounds of the water. It is especially surprising how well it works with nature, from a band whose original aim was to create every sound through a synthesized, electronic mean. But then there is a natural rise and fall in The Shiver, as each keyboard plays it own part, just like how the waves all crash independently, but together they create an irregular pattern of rise and fall.

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