- Oct 14, 2002
- Way beyond the Rubicon
I'm thinking and thinking about this, because as much as I love to have a moan, i'm not 100% sure I even agree with myself.I was thinking this morning that this is essentially what roscoe is about and by extension a lot of the album is essentially about this. The whole record is essentially about settling into spaces already made by people who wouldn't understand what the fuck we are at. They keep digging at undestanding these long dead people, while living in the place they built and contemplation how those people would see them.
RE: plugins etc the record is essentially from the start of the era of a few people in a house being able to have affordable studio tech - the lyrics are kindof leaning into that too. Do they have something to say? I'm not sure, I don't know, but they have inadvertently said everythign about music of that time.
I'm not saying you have to listen to it again or anything, Just what you said about it got me thinking about it that way.
Like this is 'marion' - Its essentially some kind of moby dick meets starbucks dual existence.
I think this album kind of is to that kind of 70s americana folk music as Uptown Funk is to the Minneapolis Sound, it's this very finished version of something that was an act of exploration at the time. It sounds great and all (and i'm probably more amenable to Uptown Funk because I get the references, so to speak) but it's really quite hollow to my ears and it has nowhere to go except shinier and shinier versions of itself. I suppose I haven't delved deeply into the lyrics because I refuse to do that unless I already like the music. There's nothing to explore here for me, it's just a product.
I dunno. I like your post. I'm probably completely wrong. Did this album influence your New Country record? I get way more from that than from this.