Fragrance. ~ Crawling To The Void [2⊘19]

Groove-drenched for enhanced danceability, ‘Crawling To The Void” is a gentle if affable invitation to a façade-hidden abyss of hyper-synesthesia. The song a spellbinding shimmery concoction of witch’s brew mixed Love Potion #9 and the second to be served here behind luscious song ‘Heatwave’. “I’m falling in a void, If you’re coming for some more, If you crawl and dance, You could see me across, You should dance again, Oh yeah, dance … Continue reading Fragrance. ~ Crawling To The Void [2⊘19]

Interpol ~ Lights [2⊘1⊘]

The curtains fall: ingestion, extraction, collection. Dank, ill, and enigmatic, Interpol’s “Lights” music video is a short study in implied horror. A tangled pain/pleasure principle. A promised Kool-Aid ecstatic transcendence. Soul donations in existential exchange for deeper waters to float face-down in. “All that I see, Show me your ways, Teach me to … Continue reading Interpol ~ Lights [2⊘1⊘]

Joy Division ~ She’s Lost Control [1979]

As it seems, those bands capable of creating masterpieces often appear soul-possessed of and by their own music. In their live performances, we not only bask in their presence, but we share in the raw realization of their creative visions. Less often, the feeling is captured in audio or video recording, and even then not everyone sees (or misses) that beauty, or understands how deeply fulfilling the experience of direct resonance … Continue reading Joy Division ~ She’s Lost Control [1979]

Slowdive ~ Sugar For The Pill [2⊘17]

“It felt like we were in a movie that had a totally implausible ending…”
Look closely and you should notice the picture icon above is a cockeyed “blue” smiley-face pill with eyes, nose, and mouth a darkly golden hewn. Says lead singer/songwriter Halstead, “As a child, I was given medicine on a sugar cube, cough medicine, or whatever it was, it would … Continue reading Slowdive ~ Sugar For The Pill [2⊘17]