Plain Brown Wrappers #5- Sounds from the Fractured Universe
I know that you all have been eagerly awaiting the next episode of Plain Brown Wrappers, and I think that you will be more than satisfied with the sounds I have prepared for your ears today.
This record literally landed in my sonic universe a little over two months ago, but it was as if it had always been there, simply waiting for me to acknowledge its existence. Upon first hearing this record, I will say that is nearly impossible to discern what era it was recorded, thus making it a perfect candidate for the Plain Brown Wrappers series. Considering the breadth of music that I consume in a given day, it would be understandable if an astoundingly complex record like this didn't grab my attention on the first listen. It would also be understandable that after repeated listens, I would discover that this record is an ultra mind-blower.
It is the type of record that makes you grateful you have two ears to experience the goodness within. The music itself is difficult to describe when all of the major touchstones might be a giveaway. I will say that the music falls somewhere in-between prog, jazz and electronic, but this really doesn't even prepare you for what you are about to experience. Tempos have more stops and starts than the L.A. freeway during rush hour, and the musicians act as mechanical robots, responding to each other's parts with an impeccable sense of timing. I really feel that you need to experience this music without any descriptions clouding your mind, so dive in and experience something new.
Until next time...