Terrible Freedom LP
Label: tower of song

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The theme of an oppressive digital world returns often on the album, whether he’s reminiscing over classic cars or blandly singing about human nature and its hypocrisy. The quirky, funky “Dead Landmines” paints a desolate picture of tanking markets, global destruction and the evergreen ignorance of youth with a nearly haywire improvised keyboard line. The dream synth hook on “Dropout” echoes the so-called “good old days” before the internet. Walsh suggests we “Go for a drive, like your daddy used to do in 1965,” or at least turn the plastic knob on the car radio instead of “call(ing) your guru on Skype.”

His clean, Americana-style guitar playing on “Dropout” continues into the steady beat and sliding bass of “High Numbers.” On “Fake Disease,” another bumpy ride of synth and guitar pulses, Walsh sounds like a cranky “back in my day” cynic appealing to others caught up in the latest computer system update and “buying garbage that goes in the trash.”

Yet by the end of Terrible Freedom, he’s become part of that social disconnect he railed against at the start. On the stark piano ballad “Is That Wrong,” he says, “I won’t reveal the things dearest to me in song/Is that wrong?” Asking for approval from the generation that turned against him might be the most destructive thing he does. (Paste Magazine)

This item is tagged as:
  • Indie
  • Singer-Songwriter

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