The Culture in Memoriam: Rest In Pieces
These little envelopes of grace are ringing in my ears and mind as I write this review. The songs are noisy little numbers full of feedback, fuzzed vocals, bgvs and layers upon layers of instrumentation. The results are the opposite of cacophony. We are given songs full of intent, depth, melody and the deep longing of the heart. These songs are the kind I like best: those opening a door allowing the children their freedom of discovery and wonder. Not really too hard to wonder what they’ll find; after all.
We are The Culture In Memoriam. Not a macho rock band. Not a cliché. Not another boring art project, but a big collective that thrives under the wings of chairman Victor Håkansson, creating the sweetest pop music called pavestone-pop.
Our latest album, Rest In Pieces, is a pure tribute to a free life far away from the assembly lines of capitalist industries. To the revolutions of everyday life, where man can instead be swept away by love and passion. Where immense and immediate feelings takes the place of common sense. When day-jobs, unpaid bills and nuclear families no longer are standard rule, and only free love remains. Starting like a lullaby it soon bursts into a call to arms, for the revolutionary women of Tripoli, as well as for you.
Lovers of the world, this could very well be the soundtrack of your lives.
~ by castleqwayr on December 8, 2011.