No gamelans in sight...
Everybody Loves Irene "Memento Mori"
Lame aside- the phrase "memento mori"(Latin for "remember the dead") was perhaps my thing to scrawl across my many notebooks of goth-tinged poetry back in grade school, when Siousxie and Robert were gods and "Bela Lugosi's Dead" didn't make me giggle uncontrollably.
The song- downtempo, organic trip-hop with sad, whistful female vocals. I downloaded it on a rainy day and it fit the mood splendidly.
The amazing part- the band is Indonesian(and not a gamelan in sight). I never would have guessed this had I not ran across the band's myspace (Everybody Loves Irene Myspace).
The best part- their myspace contains a similarly organic, mournful cover of, get this, The Misfits'(?!?) "Hybrid Moments" that sounds like Cocteau Twins. Weird. I was able to find it available for download here: Everybody Loves Irene "Hybrid Moments"