“The Individual Relics of a Certain Liar, Pt. 1 of 3: Melody Loss and Repeating Memory
Album Review: “The Individual Relics of a Certain Liar, Pt. 1 of 3: Melody Loss and Repeating Memory” by Satanic S’mores
Written By: Dan Eachus
In a world where music constantly pushes the boundaries of creativity, Satanic S’mores emerges as a bold pioneer with their groundbreaking album “The Individual Relics of a Certain Liar, Pt. 1 of 3: Melody Loss and Repeating Memory”. This auditory journey is an avant-garde masterpiece that defies conventional categorization, seamlessly blending glitchy sounds and jazz elements to create an otherworldly experience that captivates the senses and expands the imagination.
From the very first track, it’s evident that “The Individual Relics of a Certain Liar” is not your typical album. The mood is set with an eerie, almost dreamlike quality that draws the listener in like a moth to a flame. This mood is further enhanced by the unique use of manipulated sounds from guitar and piano recordings, meticulously woven together to form an “orchestra” of enigmatic and emotive soundscapes. The absence of traditional stringed symphony loops is a testament to Satanic S’mores’ commitment to forging their own path in the experimental music landscape.
What truly makes this album stand out is its lo-fi charm, a quality that is deliberately embraced rather than hidden. The intentional scratches and stretches in the audio create an aura of nostalgia, as if the listener is discovering a long-lost vinyl record from a parallel universe. This deliberate embrace of imperfection adds to the album’s authenticity and gives it a sense of timelessness that is hard to find in modern music.
As the album progresses, one can’t help but be drawn into the world of “The Individual Relics of a Certain Liar”. The recurring theme of traditional rhythms, showcased through an array of unique instruments and innovative production techniques, creates a captivating sonic landscape. It’s as if Satanic S’mores has taken the essence of jazz and twisted it through the lens of glitch, resulting in an intoxicating fusion that feels simultaneously familiar and alien.
The experimental nature of the album also shines a spotlight on the artistry and mastery of Satanic S’mores as musicians and sound architects. The meticulous layering of sounds, the meticulous arrangement of textures, and the clever manipulation of tonalities all work together to create an immersive sonic experience that demands repeated listening. This isn’t an album that can be fully digested in a single sitting; it’s a multi-dimensional puzzle that unravels its intricacies with each subsequent playthrough.
Moreover, “The Individual Relics of a Certain Liar” is a testament to the power of storytelling through sound. Satanic S’mores manages to convey a narrative, even without explicit song titles. The listener is taken on a voyage through emotions and memories, with each track forming a distinct chapter in an unwritten book. The absence of traditional lyrics allows the music to speak directly to the subconscious, allowing each individual to interpret and connect with the album on a personal level.
The fusion of glitchy sounds and jazz might seem like an unusual marriage, but under the guidance of Satanic S’mores, these seemingly disparate elements find harmony. The experimental nature of the album is a breath of fresh air in a musical landscape that often favors the tried and tested. It challenges listeners to embrace the unconventional, to step outside their comfort zones, and to embark on a sonic adventure that blurs the lines between reality and imagination.
In conclusion, “The Individual Relics of a Certain Liar, Pt. 1 of 3: Melody Loss and Repeating Memory” is a triumph of artistic expression and creative experimentation. Satanic S’mores has crafted an album that defies genre conventions and showcases a profound understanding of sonic manipulation. From the lo-fi aesthetic to the intricate melding of glitch and jazz, every element is meticulously crafted to create an immersive experience that resonates deeply with the listener. This album is a testament to the boundless possibilities of music and a celebration of the power of pushing artistic boundaries. “The Individual Relics of a Certain Liar” invites us to explore the uncharted territories of sound and to embrace the beauty of the unknown.
Dan Eachus is the President and owner of RetroSynth Lazersteel Records, with his own musical projects in the band Neutron Dreams and his solo project DMME.