Introducing a new feature at Robobobosexual: the single-song post. Hey, everyone else is doing it! So this is the first of many posts where I'll be selecting great songs and recommending them without the rest of the album - out of ignorance, usually. So, if you like the song, say so, and if you know the album and like it, also say so! Without further ado, here's a random good song.
I don't know much about Golden Arm Trio, but as you will find out in the song, the music they make is of the small chamber orchestra type. This song is easily recommended to anyone who likes A Silver Mt. Zion, Dirty Three, Rachel's, or Esmerine. It's very minor key, but not quite as unrelentingly mournful as ASMZ's first album, nor as active as Rachel's or Esmerine. It's very beautiful, and I have some other tracks which are also good, but this one is my favorite. Good modern-classical music is getting easier to come by with such people as Max Richter, Eluvium, and such, but it's good to have all sorts to choose from when you feel like a classical freakout. Apparently the main guy in Golden Arm Trio is doing the soundtrack for A Scanner Darkly, so keep an eye out for that too.
Update: I've listened to the album and it's way weirder than I thought it would be. But it's tight. You should check it out, it reminds me of Tin Hat Trio now more than Rachels. There's some weird piano/horn action going on. Here's another track, using the same melody in a different way. Here's "Swift Ship Sailing."