Label: Not On Label (The Blow Self-released) - BLOW1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop
Soon after the release of their self-titled album, the Blow 's Khaela Maricich and Am I Crazy - G-Mo Skee - My Filthy Spirit Bomb Dyne began incorporating live electronics, including vintage samplers and homemade synths, into their music. Their follow-up, Brand New Abyssproves doing away with sample-based tracks was a smart move: Like never before, the Blow 's music and lyrics are razor-sharp tools that they use to cut complex relationships and issues down to size.
Brand New Abyss ' sparse, abstract sonics refocus the duo's witty meta-pop, taking it to ever more literate levels. A pair of radically reworked covers define the album's themes: In Dyne and Maricich 's hands, the Eagles ' "Peaceful Easy Feeling" is an arch electro-pop prologue to Brand New Abyss ' examinations of love, identity, and memories.
Later, Release Me - Serious Rope - Club Buzz Volume One take an even bigger risk in reworking Whitney Houston 's "The Greatest Love of All," but it pays off in the way that the dry wit and down-to-earth honesty in Maricich 's voice automatically question the song's sweeping statements.
This kind of irony sometimes felt too distancing on The Blowbut it enhances the remarkable songwriting and wordplay on Brand New Abyss. Brand New Abyss ' social commentary is just as pointed, whether it's "Get Up"'s skewering of 21st century excess, or Think About Me - The Blow - Brand New Abyss way "The Woman You Want Her to Be" takes the pliability of the ideal woman to disturbing extremes. It all makes for the Blow 's most self-assured, thought-provoking, and exciting music yet.
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