This outfit is a music and graphics project in one. Some interesting cats comprise SpeX Yourself!, in case the name didn’t give it away. The band is a studio project located in Paris. Led by SpeX, they embark on visual and aural journeys that shape a story-framed album full of music that thrills the dreamer in us all. If you care to do a little research, you’ll find that there is a profound alien theme throughout. My advice, listen without bias and create your own interpretation.
The main influences behind their sound are most commonly attributed to The Beatles, Radiohead, Oasis, Blur, Gorillaz, etc. I also heard some sort of orchestral motifs that fashioned around Danny Elfman. Fistful of Sounds is written loosely and follows its own meter of weird. Get ready for highs and lows, strange and beautiful, mild and intense. Having said that, it’s a good find for anyone looking to branch out from the typical.
The album starts out with a energy filled number called "Kids With Drums" which contains a couple of infectious guitar riffs. "Grand Theft Audio" doesn't sound like the video game. Their are a lot of disparate elements and changes that work. I throughly enjoyed the vocals as there was a distinct quality to them that made them very original.
“The Beast” has a quirky refrain and “Da Spirit” is trendy and danceable. The most surprising part of this album is probably “Water Fairy Doll.” What lovely bell work, sweet entrance of flute, the passing of time is easy and introspective when listening to this. Sleep would be welcome but you wouldn’t want to fall victim and miss a lullaby this good.
I can’t help but find this work to be related to Coheed & Cambria, especially by concept. Lush comic book ideas, fiction meets real world, and outlandish ideas with experimental rock. Just strap in and enjoy the ride.
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