Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Dark Side of the Moon

For those of you whose taste in music dips into the dark, deep, labyrinth of sound, Oblisk is your next sonic journey. Tune In/Tune Out is their full length, over an hour long, of songs that capture the feelings of being in a speeding car on a dark lonely highway, no control, your driver unknown, no destination. The songs are played in low key, the vocals are deep and spooky, sometimes haunting, always intriguing. The arrangements Asim Akhtar has created for these 14 songs keep you guessing, and perhaps wary, of what lurks around the next dark corner......each song is a surprise, and you can never see entirely what is inside the box, something is always hidden. The uneasy feeling within songs like Getaway Ride, Parallel, Beirut, and title track Tune In/Tune Out, reminds me of The Cure's vibe from their early days. The music is dark and unsettling, yet strangely appealing. Immensely appealing. Listen to it late at night when you can't sleep. Imagine the dark vastness of space. Tune in to the unknown.

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Let's Shine A Little Light...

...on this mystery that is The Bavarian Druglords. OK, let's not, but let's DO listen to some of the most delectable music I have been devouring for the past 6 months. I will say this: TBD's music is a lot of things to me. It almost defies any category. Each song is unique and has its own vibe. One thing all TBD's songs do have in common is the feeling of the need to escape something.......what that something is that you are escaping from, and what that place is that you are running to, that is where you fill in the blank.

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