So basically this album is every bit as harrowing and melancholy as you would expect it to be. As the tremendous singer-songwriter-storyteller that he is, Nick Cave on his new album Skeleton Tree uses his plethora of sonic tools to paint a sorrowful picture with deep running concerns in loss and grief.
Having tragically lost his son little over a year ago, with only part of this album in creation at the time, this album displays the shattering effect and resonations such an event has had. One need look no further than the song “I Need You”, in which the emotion in Cage’s voice is near palpable, and definitely heartrending.
Focusing more on the instrumentation, everything feels expansive and yet somewhat vacant. With synths eerily sound-scaping the terrain onto which Cave often seems to simply wander atop, with delicate and often surreal worlds being wounded into its surface.
With death being so constantly close in Nick Cave’s discography, its rare to find it so ever-present without it being used as a dramatic or metaphoric device so often employed in his stories.
An experience not to be delved into lightly, and with this incredible new album, this year is shaping up to be one in which flirtations with death are abandoned for sheer confrontation.
After taking the internet by the reigns with his hit single ‘This is America’, Childish Gambino has hit back with his Summer Pack releases, which make you want to grab your towel and hit the beach with a drink in hand.
By the end of the night was a packed room of mellow youths, slow grinding to the calming tunes Matthew Young had yet to share in upcoming releases (along with ones that he had released).
An incredible debut feature that heralds a genuine talent, BUGS follows a group of teenagers at high school as they plan their weekend and jostle for position in the complex hierarchy of teenage social networks.
Many of us fall into a pattern of hibernating into our own little insular living room worlds throughout Wintertime. But who could stay in when the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra is hosting a 35th Birthday Bash?