Friday, June 17, 2011
Colin L. Orchestra Out of This World with Double CD "Infinite Ease-Good God"
What about the lyrics? You go along with the expectation of some message or other, then you get something like "Covered in crud is a friend of mine." They are hyper-real, surreal, dada-like and such-like all at the same time.
And this goes with a kind of densely conceived and/or bare bones psychedelic country rock sensibility. It's funny, serious, irreverent and meta-music in the best sense. His vocals can soar or just goof around; instrumentally something is always happening. It's as if The Notorious Byrd Brothers spent all this time in hell and came back to make a chart-worthy album, only since they've been in hell they bring a hell of a lot of weirdness back with them. Well maybe that description doesn't quite work but it's as close as I can get to what I get hearing this one.
It's awful great. It's greatly awful. Get it and you'll get it. I hope.