Maybe it's the quadruple G&T I've just poured (and finished), in combination with this beautiful summer day here in Johannesburg — the balcony doors are open, fan on, with lo-fi house whirling through the air — that has got me giggling. On top of that, German multi-instrumentalist and producer, The Micronaut has got me captivated with the music video of the latest release, "Curling." Standing in juxtaposition to my summer day, "Curling" forms part of the latest batch of tracks for his project, Winter Games.
Now, while I can listen to this on repeat with ease and watch the video in absolute fascination, what's got me laughing is my sheer ignorance regarding winter sports. I wish I could download my thoughts as I internally commentate on what I'm watching.
It vaguely resembles the following:
"Cold. Very cold! Oooh, water freezes so quickly on the ice. Wait, what? Big-handled thingies. Oh wow, look at the men scrape the ice to make the big-handled thingies move. Go men, go!"
And that's my summation of a sport I've never seen before which I have since learned is called curling.
Speaking to the track, the artist explains:
"Bernhardt's vocals are really touching, they give warmth to the minimalistic structure of the song. Every time, when I wanted to continue working on "Curling" I was afraid of destroying its very fragile initial structure, but in the end, I think it worked."
"Curling" is a beautifully delicate track that makes for the perfect lilo upon which to float through the day. Enjoy!