Thursday, April 23, 2015
CD Review: I Like You Go Home "One Sound, One Feeling" (5cm Recordings)
[$5 // Edition of 35 // https://5cmrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/one-sound-one-feeling]
Every time I listen to I Like You Go Home I feel like I hear something there that I haven't heard before. "One Sound, One Feeling" is a good example of that and if I had to pinpoint the one feeling that this album is based upon I would have to assume anger. The songs are of course all linked together by the screaming on some level and that just makes you think this is really something not to be taken lightly.
The first track comes in at a little over twelve minutes, a long song that I feel like is almost as long as the other four combined. I'm not going to do the math because I don't think it would add up, but if this was a cassette it might be a matter of the first song being the entire Side A while the rest of this CD was Side B. There are screwed vocals, in the way that they are just stretched out, and this is obviously just dark. Higher pitched almost alien sounding vocals come out as well and there is a shushing. It is hypnotic and lulling.
On the next four songs we are taken through a guitar filled ride of darkness accompanied by screaming. It can feel hollow, there can be elements of FNL and it can also just be heavily distorted (especially in the screaming). There are melodic acoustic strings and in that way it can take on a Two Face form. By the end it sounds as if he is yelling through a modem and that is accompanied by water trip lasers.
By now, I think we can all expect a certain amount of darkness and screaming from I Like You Go Home. It seems to be the one constant in every piece of music. Finding new ways to feed that beast with music is I assume one of the challenges of I Like You Go Home and thus far it has been able to be presented in a way where it doesn't feel redundant. I Like You Go Home is really just making some of the best overall music out there today.