Blow Up Hollywood - Blow Up Hollywood
A paradox is a seemingly apparent contradiction; two elements so diverse and opposite and yet they co-exist. The idea of a calm and quiet revolution drew my attention to this, and is the first reaction I had to listening to blow up hollywood's newest release, Take Flight. And like a paradox the record is both melancholic and marvelous at the same time.
There is an illustrious mystique when it comes to this band. There are not a lot of details available on who the band is or on their work itself. Think of the group's name for example, and you might imagine intense metal or punk. Of course, you would be way wrong. And take for instance the first song on the disc, "Rkk". Shrouded in mystery, the track sets the mood for the rest of the album. "Eos", "Phoenixes and Pheasants", "States Of Matter", and the other seven tracks glide effortlessly and nearly indistinguishable between each other. These tracks are serene, peaceful, and haunting.
Overall, this electronic project is intensely ethereal and eternal, in the sense that it seems timeless. It is both comforting and reassuring, the type of music you would want to listen to in a storm. I would go as far as to say this band and this record are like lightning, quiet yet powerful. blow up hollywood has created a piece of art that is perfect for listening to for a relaxing night of sleep. Unfortunately, the work doesn't live up to the band's name and instead of being revolutionary, it's quite routine.
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