Tuesday, November 09, 2004

We could've been - We Should've been Wonderful

Hi again everyone. Things are normal now. It's been rough past week for me, and very little of it having to do with politics. Things should be in order now though. Thanks again for all your kind words on the 11/3 entry. I'm honestly rather surprised at how much it resonated with people, considering that in the weeks leading up to the election, everytime those sentiments would come out of me, I'd end up getting shouted down. Ah well, sometimes peoplle just aren't ready to hear things I guess.


Sukilove - Girl on the Moon - Thick, fuzzy bass. Drums that want to regulate your heartbeat for you. That fat low end is what holds Sukilove together on Girl on the Moon. Against that backdrops, singer Pascal Deweze chants his hypnotic chant, as shrieks and stabs of guitar come in from the ether, unearthly howls from left field, and the random interspersal of handclaps., only to retreat before the assault of rhythym. There's a very tight dynamic at work on Sukiloves third album, You Kill Me, and it shines through on this song, as much like on Spoons Kill the Moonlight, there is a constant conflict between vicious four on the floor rhythyms, gorgeous melodies, and a frontman who just wants to rock. The song goes back and forth, neither side able to claim victory, while Deweeze screams and chants for his unreachable girl.

Sukilove - My Son - the band manages to bring all tose elements into a strange sort of harmony though, on "My Son". The drums lope through the song slowly, setting a slow deliberate pace, in sharp contrast to the manic freneticism of much of the album, but nonetheless pushing always pushing forward. The real difference here is the production though - awash with tiny melodic flourishes, as Deweeze tries his hand at Van Morrisson territory, the song drips with reverb and multitracked backing vocals. He may not reach that plateau, but in the swirl of noise and melody that is Sukilove, Deweze accomplishes something else that is, in it's own way, very admirable, and at it's core, is utterly and firghtneingly honest.

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In other news, I'm looking to do a redesign, but have absolutely no skills to do so. I'd also strongly consider a move towards Movable Type or WordPress or somesuch and hosting the blog at it's own domain. If anyone out there is interested in lending a hand, get in touch with me. There may be some sort of compensation involved, be it some CD's, or some cash, or whatever we can figure out.

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Girl on the Moon is seriously one of my favorite songs of the year.

Did you see we got linked in tandem on the Sukilove news page?

 
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