It’s hard to imagine what their recorded songs sound like (this is evidently really stripped down). The notes say that in order to achieve this sound, the solution involved a spaghetti strainer, a paint bucket and an acoustic guitar. And as the show starts you can see the drummer putting a spaghetti strainer down and laying some paint buckets around.
They play four songs and they are all good. They are fine. “2025,” “Pressure” “Until the Ribbon Breaks,” and “Spark.” In this stripped down form there’s really not that much too them, but they’re not bad at all. The lyrics are topical and current about relationships and the like.
I like that the drummer plays guitar instead of drums on the third song (which is quite mellow). The final song, “Speak” is my favorite–it is quite catchy with great backing vocals. You can watch the Tiny Desk here.
I just checked two of their recordings and they are very electronic–very dancey and moody. I like the acoustic stripped down version of “Sparks” better, but the electronic aspects of “Pressure” make it a little more interesting than the stripped version.
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This is a fascinating play told in a fascinating way.
There are three people in the play: Greg, Chloe and Mathew.
Six years earlier, Greg (who is a journalist) wrote a story about Chloe, a girl who went missing. Now, six years later, Chloe is free from her captor but, rather than go to the police, she hunts down Greg and offers to give him an exclusive story about what happened to her.
Greg is excited about the prospect (even if he does think she should go to the police). But she tells him that she won’t reveal her captor or give any details, she just wants to relate the experience to him. He imagines that it could be a very successful book, but she says no, it must be installments in the paper. Continue Reading »