Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Etterem – Catching the Big Fish (2016)



  • Post-punk 
  • Electronic 
  • Crossover 
  • Celtic music 
  • World music 
  • Mash-up
  • Avant-pop 
  • Spoken word 
  • Art music

Comment: indeed, David Lynch has been back for a while through his music (The Big Dream (2013)) and the revitalisation of Twin Peaks in 2017. However, he is also over the place thanks to tributes paid by others to him. For instance, the recent 13-notch outing by Etterem which in turn is directly inspired by Lynch's book Catching the Big Fish (2006) by arguing on how to suppress negativity and bring forth more positivism in one's life. The main idea is to do it through meditation. On the other hand, it should not be messed up with Dale Carnegie-alike books of which quixotic appearance to hold on the main theme provides no viable duration. Musically it is a very interesting issue extending from plunderphonics and mash-up elements to sultry post-punk thudding and the most pre-eminent thread, Celtic music progressions in many variations, through microscopic noises, provoking sonic effects. At times those numbers chime in a mind-blowing, majestic way as if The Pogues or The Dubliners were produced by Simon Jeffes himself. Furthermore, there are also up more roots related numbers full of minimalist beauty and austere yet uplifting magic. The aforementioned post-punk and electronically induced numbers do demonstrate specifically Lynch's mystical, dreamlike nature towards the art. By citing Lynch the issue shows up contrasts and turn on the lights (read it as music in the recent context) and darkness goes. The release is a part of the discography of an Italian imprint, Nostress. No stress.
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