Sunday, October 15, 2006

It's a sad day for dancehall...

Controller.Controller: Colwyn, Nirmala, Ronnie, Scotty, Jeff

Nirmala Basnayake, the lead singer and goddess of my favourite band Controller.Controller, announced that she would pursue a different path and left the band. I am absolutley horrified. The band on a whole was incredible, but Nirmala brought a electricity to it that no other vocalist could have. Her dulcet voice could be soothing and sweet, but would also strike powerful tones, accompanying the boys mathematical guitar style. A perfect example is my favourite song by the band. Here is the video for 'History' off their first EP which shares the same title. The video was directed by Jesse (I don't know his last name) from Death From Above 1979.

Death From Above 1979 also broke up about a year ago and since then Jesse has started his own Trance/Electronica group called MSTRKRFT. Sebastian, the other half of DFA'79, has started no known musical projects since the break up. I heard a rumour that Sebastian may hook up with the Scotty, Colwyn, Ronnie and Jeff to try to put something together. Nirmala has said that she doesn't plan on starting or joining another band again, but I can't see her working a regular 9 to 5. See her perform live and you'll agree hands down.


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