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Desert City Soundtrack: Contents of DistractionContents of Distraction (2002)
Deep Elm Records
Reviewer Rating: 4.5
Contributed by: JiveSideJiveSide
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Imagination: a very simple and extremely important part of the creative process that is often overlooked in pop music. Rather than push and test the boundaries of what rock and roll can and should be, musicians usually opt for the surface deal, talking the talk and faking the walk. Desert.City.Sou.
Imagination: a very simple and extremely important part of the creative process that is often overlooked in pop music. Rather than push and test the boundaries of what rock and roll can and should be, musicians usually opt for the surface deal, talking the talk and faking the walk. Desert.City.Soundtrack are not musicians standing in this line, in fact the imagination that went into their debut record "(contents of distraction)" is their most potent weapon producing a record that is ethereal yet grounded at every turn covering the entire spectrum from silent to violent, a blend that is brutal rock and roll possessing the delicacy of a broken spirit. "What to do in Case of Fire" gives the listener the keys to the Desert.City world, a perfect layout for the urgency and patience of this band, but just when you feel you've seen all the sites you realize that there is a man behind the curtain and he will never show his face. There is a separation as well as a familiarity between the musicians and their music which is so blurred that all one can do is focus on the work and ignore any intention or thought behind the conception. And that my friends, is a noble victory in rock and roll.
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