Thursday, August 28, 2008


Obi Best, or is it Colorforms??? I'm not sure all I know is that I LOVE them! I mean her, Alex Lilly:-) Ok honestly I don't know what's going on I promise unless you know alot about Alex Lilly already then you're going to be really confused by the information on the Myspace pages, the fact that you need read more than one is already confusing enough! I'm going to give you a snippet of Obi Best's Myspace page:

While Alex Lilly's sweet, girl-next-door vocals may have once backed fellow L.A. residents and pop-devouts the Bird and the Bee, her pipes take center stage for solo project Obi Best. And Capades, Lilly's debut album under the moniker, validates her step into the limelight. Under a sprightly, whimsical layer-cake of pianos, synths, and budget drum-machine skitters (provided by a slew of like-minded pals), Lilly's work takes on a circus-esque, twirling quality with its animated, bubbly instrumentation and varied lyrical topics, from lovers to gardens, and beyond. And tracks like the slower, twinkling ballad "Green and White Stripes" and the Stereolab-esque "Blooms Like Flowers" show Lilly's knack for both songwriting and setting an ethereal soundscape. --

When she’s not moonlighting as back-up singer for acclaimed retro-pop group the Bird and the Bee , Alex Lilly is masterminding the fanciful pop of Obi Best. With a cadre of talented LA friends and a sensibility that’s as at home with Stereolab as it is with Prokofiev, Lilly conjures music that’s complex and catchy – think geometry, double-dutch, and animated spin art.

Obi Best’s debut album due for release August 25th is a rich tapestry of piano, airy electronica, refined rock and panoramic beats deftly punctuated by bells and chirps and otherworldly sounds. Ranging from melodic and ethereal to rollicking and fun, the album inhabits a universe where fantasy and reality live side by side; here, Tokyo lies just around the block from Stockholm, youth and wisdom hold hands, magic seems to grow on trees. -Social Science Recordings

Well whether it be Colorforms, Obi Best or The Bird and the Bee (another Alex Lilly project) Alex Lilly is the common link throughout. I'm now content to just be a fan of hers until I'm clear on exactly what she's working on at the moment. Well I know that Obi Best's CD is set for release in January and a video of "It's Because Of People Like You" will be released sometime next week. However, I'm not clear on whether or not Alex Lilly is still singing back up for The Bird and the Bee.

Here's a video of my favorite Alex Lilly song, well Colorforms:
Colorforms "Nothing Can Come Between Us"

One noticeable difference between the groups is Babs, the drummer for Obi Best. She's quite hilarious and has her own Vlog series on Youtube. A "internet friend" of mine turned me on to the vlogs, as well as Obi Best:-) Thank You Kelsey!!!! This post's for you!!!

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