Like not being able to help falling in love with the wrong guy
ANGIL + Hiddentracks’ songs entice like watching the excruciatingly, long hallway scenes in a Hitchcock thriller that I know will lead to horror, but that I cannot stop myself from following the camera down the hall anyway.
Oulipo Saliva is a gorgeously sinister album that doesn’t just come out and punch you in the face, but slowly worms it’s way into your heart with its hauntingly melodic and contemplative ballads. The second track, Narrow Minds, feels like falling in love with a creepy and suicidal Goth guy, that somehow makes suffering seem romantic. Took No Drugs, Had No Drink is a jazzy Poe-like poem that I cannot help reading despite knowing that it will give me nightmares. Trying To Fit is a thoughtful, bantering rap that sums up the frustrations of a generation searching to succeed artfully. You Most (Part Two) makes me shiver the way hearing fingernails scrape down a chalkboard does.
Like in the song, Kids (don’t own guns…) his words resonate in my head long after the music stops. The sounds themselves are deceptively tranquil and soothing in contrast to the melancholic lyrics, but catchy and upbeat at all the ironic moments.
*Note in the animated video for narrow minds below how the letter “e” has been blotted out from all words. (Especially in the end credits.) A technical aspect of this album is that they have avoided using the key “e” in all of the music compositions.
In Purdah – live