I can remember for an excellent album, Twitches issued by Nick
Yulman aka Bone Conductors in 2008 being one notch in the compartment
of Outstanding Music at Recent Music Heroes. That's was great. That's
was great to listen to this new sort of American Dream in sounds. In
fact, Warsaw Machines & Songs used to continue in a similar
manner though the accents are slightly different throughout these
compositions. You can hear a contemporary music hall and vaudeville
music metamorphosis within it. It is especially staggering at Things
Are Other Things. It is so. It is so.... . It is so damned
beatific and beautiful. Similarly as Sufjan Stevens used to do. Ten
for Ten is an abstract clockwork composition yet arousing some warm
sensations inside you. It is artsy and affectionate at the same time
where a field recording and goofy laughing chord are set up to loop
and then they are traded for a gentle machine-like flicker to
interplay with hazy guitar chords. True craftsmanship. The same could
be said about Island Is Gone. It is a top tier in the
contemporary Americana. The point of it is not related to these
formal elements only it is also about the relationship between them.
At Head Strings Yulman sings in the silent zone we stand alone
and spend the afternoon on their own. Usually it might be a quite
simple phrase but how it is ached for it makes blatantly sense.
Bloody loneliness yet which is highly needed to conjure up great
aesthetics. That's organic synergy and because of that it is so
appealing either. Killer in a soft way.