Zelda And The Unibrows - Unreason
Bizarre would be an understatement when trying to describe Zelda and the Unibrows. As if their name weren't a warning, Zelda and the Unibrows are as unconventional as it gets. I mean, how the hell am I supposed to analyze a solely instrumental song entitled “Secret Penis?” Well, for one, I’ll spare you the mental images I incurred from the experience.
Seriously though, Unreason is an album where Zelda and the Unibrows flex their musical capabilities to create an orchestral atmosphere. On “Disrepair,” the stark sounds of a cello create an ominous setting, while the highly layered music of clarinets, oboes, synthesizers, and techno beats make the eponymous track “Unreason” pulsate, eliciting a frenetic nervousness that culminates into the fleeting sounds of horns and piano.
Afterwards, loops of former songs play, shortly followed by a dialogue, or “narration,” which would perhaps give this album some direction if it weren’t in a foreign language. That’s the thing about Unreason: I have no idea where the album is going, and am even more clueless as to where it’s taking me. However, listening to Unreason is undoubtedly an experience, especially on headphones; the multitude of styles and genres incorporated into this weirdly and worldly album does make it a very enjoyable listen, and therefore Unreason is a great success as a very strange, atmospheric, and almost cinematic LP.
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