When Gotye won the ARIA in Australia in 2007 for the Best Male Artist, it seemed strange that an Australian artist unknown to me won such a prestigious award. Curious, I obtained the remix album Mixed Blood, based off it's predecessor, Like Drawing Blood. As an independent release, with no playtime on the chart radio stations, this puts him in the same position as the John Butler Trio (see review next week for Grand National) as an underrated artist for most of his early career.
The album has a smooth, electronic sound that provides a little peace and tranquility that is all but missing from my collection of CD's. It takes a few listens, but it's an album that grows on you over time.