Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pilesar - Crazy With You

Hear The Track Here

'This', said the wildly cackling, cavorting Scientist of Sound, 'is another weirdo love song'. Now considering that we are talking about Pilesar here, that is a statement that should be looked at with the ultimate suspicion. Lurve? Weirdo I can comprehend only too well as he has exhibited in the endless litany of wild and wilder tracks he has rubbed over my ear parts over the last few years, but love? Soft, gushy, squishy, fluffy pink love? Thinking on though, this is Pilesar we are talking about and if there is one thing he is a master of, it's the unexpected. On the other hand this is an early track (uploaded in 2007) and he was much, much weirder then...

Don't worry, just a panic attack... Normal reaction.

I'm surprised that I haven't heard this track before because its surprisingly musical from such a experimental artist and is almost - dare I say it? - lo-fi pop. Should there be such a beast. There is no doubt that Pilesar has a singular musical vision, one that puts him right at the front of Soundclick's experimental crowd but it isn't always the easiest thing to get your ears around. On Crazy With You anyone with even a modicum of knowledge of the exploits of The Residents, Zappa, Beefheart and all, will instantly connect with this odd, but really likable track.

LoFi is definitely the name of the game though, so best be prepared. It's also worthwhile glomming the lyrics while you are about it because you are unlikely to garner any sense from the distorted/effected vocal lines. Mind you, its those self same lines that are ultimately the first things to take up residence in your head, along with the high Twilight Zone type guitar figures. I have been infected with what Pilesar purveys for a long time and I know that he's not to everyone's taste, but this is well worth you giving up a couple of minutes to hear,

The man. The Leg end. Only on a day with a P in it.

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