Two more musicians joined the project upon his arrival and quickly brought new life to the music: erstwhile co-conspirator David MacFadden-Elliott (keyboards/percussion/samples) offers effortless bass lines and beats; and Amy Foote, (vocals/keyboards) adds textures, floating harmonies, and electronic oddities with both chords and vocal chords. The new album, Like the Blood, covers a lot of ground in subject and in sound, which you might expect from something written from Idaho to China to San Francisco. Lyrically it moves past mortality into rebirth; the idea of evolution and progress from a generation to the next, as death may be the end for one person, there are those that do continue on. Are we who continue seeing progress in our constant evolution? Is it hindering or helping us? Does any of it even matter? Perhaps senselessness carries just as much weight as the meaningful. What does your job, generation, choices or identity mean with all this cosmic pushing and pulling? What about excitement and fun dammit? Sonically, these songs are a bit like the musical version of an Old Fashioned with rabbit-shaped ice cubes. Much of the guitar was recorded with a $100 Silvertone guitar from the early 1960s.
David has introduced compelling loops with his sampler. Amy soars through each track with dancing, effortless melodies. The music is more brave, fun, and elemental than ever before. Read more on Last.fm.
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