Tirra Lirra - Pink Live Forever
Tirra Lirra's novel approach to music is one of those contantly changing, morphing things - it never has the same form as the first listen, and with every run you notice something new or different. 'Pink Live Forever' is a continuation of the methodology of 'Breathe Bodies' - Tirra Lirra saying "this is us, this is what we do and MOST IMPORTANTLY, this is how we do it".
And it works. Tirra Lirra have taken their listenscape from beard-stroking men in sandals to monged-out young adults in clubs, an odd aesthetic certainly, but the music is so saturated with normalcy-disguised-as-wierdness it vaults into the category of the accessible surreal, a hard category to do well.
Synths, hazy guitars, Henry's distorted but melodic vocals... it just fits. Tracks like 'Stinngybdly' (don't ask me how you pronounce that - Google, help a sister out!) are both bubbly and intoxicating, a swaying drunkan energy that you can't get out of your head. It nearly becomes a physical reaction, so I wouldn't play this album stood up on the last train home.
'Flutter' is harmonious and quite beautiful, and the album's final track 'Lightning Luxury' is another high point: almost Eels-esque to start, then launching into an addictive marching beat topped off with sci-fi synth warbles. All in all? It's an incredibly cool mid-life-crisis-Porsche of an album -paradoxical in its intelligence, but endearing in its execution.
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