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BRING A BAG
on 7 June 2012
Its strange to think i have been listening to Liars now for what a decade?From the debut They Threw Us All In....,to the weird concept albums They Were Wrong...,Drums Not Dead to Liars and last album Sisterworld.Its been an enlightening journey i must say,strange,frustrating but always cool,always surprising.
Liars are a band who you cannot second guess,where i always feel a sense of anticipation with each album wondering what direction they will be going in.Top marks must go to label Mute for supporting such a band who at times wilfully puzzle an audience,routinely challenge...its a beautiful thing to see a label nurture a band in a day and age where we are led to think albums,bands,aesthetics no longer matter.
WIXIW is a dense record far more in line with electronica,an off kilter ambient album.Liars are striving for something big,i have no idea what this big thing is but it sure is magical......i am not quite sure if Angus and the boys know themselves either.This is a good thing,working in the realms of exact precision is over rated.I have always felt the albums of Liars once they are all done will combine to paint a bigger picture,a rubix cube of sorts....like that one in Hellraiser.
What seperates Liars from being a god awful pretentious band is the palpable sense of fun,naivety,exploration.....you are in on it with the band.Angus most definetly a pied piper figure.I have no idea about the lyrics or what the songs are about.But i know i like what i think they are about.I must apologise for my woeful review of this album,i struggle to articulate when it comes to music,its pretty much based on abstract/emotional response music....lets just say i love this album,love Liars....surely the most important "alternative" bands around.I highly recommend everyone to join the journey.