The cashier at Canterbury Records said to me " I heard this album is really fun." I nod and smile... I'm not sure what she's heard but when it comes to artistic expression, I tend to want to judge for myself. A person who enjoys the purpose behind the sound of the Dixie Chicks may not like the design of the tunes Metallica delivers. I personally take pleasure in listening to both artist.
"Fun album" huh... She frantically unwraps the leech like plastic, pops out the corner hinge of the CD case (Yes I still buy CD's), and inserts the round disk...
What comes next is approximately 40 minutes of pure uninhibited joy! I think "fun" is an understatement for this eclectic musing of melodies. Consider this, YOU are five years of age and you walk into a candy store, your eye's grow intensely large as you take visual stock of all the sugary sweet treats before you. Your heart begins to race as you image the flavors of laffy taffy, crunchy purple nerds, and strawberry licorice rope taking hold of your taste buds. YOU are a kid in a candy store and Gotye is your cherry cola Bubblicious!
I would describe this collection of music like the pleasure of receiving and unexpected gift... Something you didn't know you wanted until you got it. This album is playfully unordinary, from 80's throwback to tribal funk... This record has something for everyone!
"Design is conceived when an inherent need to be creative manifests itself into physical or visual form."