Senior HTF Member
- Dec 28, 1998
I get nothing from this one. Is it one of those mood-dependent songs? Would be interested in knowing what you like about it.
Well, you compared them to Pink Floyd and, with this selection, I can see why. While some of Floyd's material did appeal to me musically and acoustically, I'm not getting the same thing here.
While You Wait For The Others":
A little more engaging than Disappearing Act but, overall, still not doing anything for me. Seems like one of those songs you had to hear at the appropriate time in your life to have a lasting appreciation for. Is that it?
Unadultered laser Show material for sure.
The short version is the group's appeal is based on the overall sonics of the songs. I tend to like avant-garde style music as long as there is some melodious content. Especially when the compositions exhibit some layering and density. With this group it is all about mood and tone (as you alluded). More specifically...
Disappearing Act - I like the second half of the song more than the first half. Particularly like the guitar and the overall tone of the song. It is probably the weakest (for me) of the four songs posted, but I prefer to post songs from successive albums. Maybe I could have found a better selection from the debut album? (which is arguably the weakest for the group)
Knife - I like the smoothness of the vocals and the flow of the instrumentation and the symbiotic effect of the combination and how well they fit together in the song's opening. From there the song builds, which is usually an effective music construct for me and then it morphs into a nice mood piece during the closing of the song.
While You Wait For The Others - "Seems like one of those songs you had to hear at the appropriate time in your life to have a lasting appreciation for. Is that it?" I'm not that complicated. Like the (sort of) Industrial feel of the backing material and I actually think the vocals are really strong on this tune. The combination of the aggressive backing material with the more melodious components creates an interesting combination.
Sleeping Ute - I like how the song opens and the pronounced backing material for this song. Another song that starts one way and morphs into something else with a subdued closing. Another strong set of vocals from a tonality point of view.
In addition to the attributes already mentioned, there is a strong sense of musicality (as in technical proficiency) which is one of the characteristics of this act that I hold in high regard.