December 1, 2020

Album Review – TheBandIvory “Anthropocene”

This seems like the right moment to talk about the album title: Anthropocene, because we’ve come to the album’s title-track. It’s a word that means the current geological age – and this song is all about it coming to an end; changing. Featuring a brilliant, slightly dissonant note in the vocal melody during the guitar breakdown (that sticks out at exactly the wrong angle to be just right), it’s a song that allows for a sonic exploration of all kinds of things. Reminiscent of the tape loops that George Martin cut together when exploring their use with The Beatles, it feels like it could either be an admonition for mistakes past, or relief at this chapter’s end – or, further, of the need for the present to change.

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