Carolina Grown Podcast: Felix Obelix on Oct. 25
When I first heard of Felix Obelix’s latest undertaking I kind of scratched my head in bewilderment. When Wendy Spitzer’s Felix Obelix first appeared on the Carolina music scene in 2010 they immediately began to turn heads. Her debut record The Tick of the Clock, The Beat in the Chest was filled intricately woven pieces of art-pop excellence, drawing in listeners with both its rich complexities and simplistic pop structures as well. Nobody could doubt that the classically trained Spitzer was one of the area’s most talented new artists. So when Felix Obelix went through such a long period of stagnation for local artists, many wondered what had happened to the promising act.
The Ringtone Album is filled with just over thirty minutes of whimsy, much to my surprise I found myself unable to turn away from these brilliant tunes. I spoke with Wendy on Oct. 25 to find out what her reasoning was behind this concept and found myself pleasantly surprised at the answers. Throughout the thirty minute conversation Wendy disclosed a bit of her inspiration for the idea and how she intends the record to be consumed, but the conversation quickly morphs into the state of the recording industry and how this unique idea fits within that structure.
Check out our full conversation below: