"I Was Incredibly Disappointed!"; "You Don't Say?"
So far I think I've really justified you spending your idle time at this site. In fact I think it has been a growing period for us all. Anyway, I'm about to go to a 21st birthday party, so there's no time to get overly-literate about the state of my life, the world etc. etc. What I will do though is post up the first entry in an ongoing list of my musical discoveries (or rediscoveries) of the moment. Eventually when I've amassed enough I'll be able to make a searchable index of these thoughts. Until then though, enjoy them for what they are, one at a time...
Tim's List of Excellent Musicks
1. Disco Inferno - Second Language
Thanks to Ned for this one. The dearly beloved, sadly departed Disco Inferno were, especially in the latter part of their career, always impossibly far out, but never so much as when they were making gorgeous pop songs. "Second Language" isn't pop in either the Britney Spears or the Oasis sense - when I listen to it I don't think "this should have been a top ten hit", realistically or bitterly. Rather, I sense in its boundless sonic vistas (spacey, Edge-style guitar chimes; unearthly, shimmering sample shards like sunlight refracting through prisms; and the endless, numbing click of cameras) a sort of overwhelming inclusiveness. Disco Inferno's music is occasionally difficult, but that was never their intention, and 'Second Language''s simple, plaintive chorus and rhapsodic closing guitarbased climax make it simultaneously one of the warmest and most alien things you'll ever hear. Such a far cry from the studied inaccessability of current 'post rock'.
Who are these guys? Try here or here.
More to follow soon!