Well it is not that much a new idea what Mike Law of Euclid fame is playing here. But why invent something less functionary than a wheel if could as well use the wheel others before you invented and approved?
The twelve songs on this record offer more or less traditional pop or folk songwriting. It is the intimate recording and the emotionality they’re performed with that make them. A simple singer/songwriter song with nothing but one voice and one acoustic guitar like “part ii: the world is bright and lonely” doesn’t need anything else to touch me. And it touches me all its eight minutes…
Other songs like “don’t sleep” are performed with a whole band line up with drums, bass, glockenspiel and lofi synths. But even this song sounds intimate. It sounds like the band came into your bedroom while you slept, silently put up their equipment and then started to play to wake you up. And it would be a good waking up. I bet you’d smile…
It’s a positive record. It’s like someone finally took these “cheer up emo kid” shirts serious. It’s a like early Polyphonic Spree with just three members or Danielson Famile without jesus and drugs (they are on drugs, aren’t they?). It’s a mix of folk, emo indie and some Americana additives. Good recipe. Not new but delicious. And I like the positive emotions it gives me.