Without getting way too embarrassing, we caught an episode of How I Met Your Mother on the computer the other night and the main dude was like "If you say anything over and over, it starts to sound funny," then said the word "bowl" repeatedly, blowing his own mind with language and sound. All aspects of this song are basically that stoney realization. "Pictureplane," "5th Sun," "Heliopolis," "Rainbow Arabia." They all sound like characters in an Ursula K. Leguin novel. This could probably soundtrack The Left Hand of Darkness, organic drums and and cheap synths in a mildly tumbling marriage. Most of the lyrics are unintelligible, but the song ends with Pictureplane giving a sad sap yell of In your miiiiiiind. It sounds weirdly sad for such an excited track, bemoaning up against super fast drums and classic house piano chords. But not everything needs to be natural. Bowl. Bowwwwwwwl.
October 08, 2009