These Curious Thoughts - What Is It, And How Did It Get In There?
- Artist: These Curious Thoughts
- EP: What Is It, And How Did It Get In There?
- Label: N/A
- Year of Release: 2012
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- Reviewed by: carlita on 2012-10-01
Going to a bunch of Social Media events last week, my appreciation grew for the untapped potential that exists within the virtual world we live in today. Coincidentally just encountered a group, These Curious Thoughts, who capitalizes on its use of tech to produce music and videos between each other virtually and frequently interacts with their fans on their website and FB page. Based from London and Detroit respectively, Sean Dunlop and Jamie Radford create their music via e-mail and ask for feedback from their fans to inspire content often. Deploying attention-grabbing song titles on previous albums like "Pissing in the Bloodstream", "My Dilated Pupils" and "If There's A Shark In This Fishbowl", their new EP, What Is It, And How Did It Get In There? , follows suit and takes the listener on a quick 60's Grateful Dead-like and 90's Phish-ish acidic or 5-leafed psychedelic jaunt.
Mind-altering insomnia-filled "Daughter of Morpheus" blends Mozart classical composer piano solos and 80's classic rock guitar with interesting lyrics like "if I were only like a dolphin, I could sleep with half a brain". Next, suggesting the cowboy movie icon "John Wayne" has "feet as coconuts" and shares blood ties with Gotham-caped crusader Batman's Bruce Wayne teeters on amusingly preposterous. "Lost In Confusion" mixes Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, spoken word poetry and "Losing My Religion" 90's R.E.M. to produce commentary about a primitive society living in a "fishbowl". Following in the 60's and 70's tradition of odes to lady loves, the album offers "Because She Is Love". Although an ocean separates them physically, I know "it", quality progressive music production intermingled with alternating comedic and heartfelt lyrics, bridges the gap.
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