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<div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"><br ><br><a href="http://www.TKMajor.com/" target="_blank">day job</a> | <a href="http://www.AYearOfSOngs.org/" target="_blank">A Year of Songs</a> | <a href="http://www.TKMajor.com/tk/" target="_blank">music and social stuff</a></font><font size="1"> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/one-blue-nine/430121350095?sk=app_2405167945" target="_blank">mutant pop on facebook</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/TK-Major-the-bard-of-bitterness-denial-regret/134556106624194?id=134556106624194&sk=app_20497487 9526524" target="_blank">roots acoustic on facebook</a> <br ><br><br ><br><font color="gray"><i>The chorus seems a little weak... I think it needs more lasers.</i></font></font></div>
Let's see you put that on the same album as some of your rock stuff!
You seem to have dropped into the IDM bag pretty easily and seem to have a pretty sure grip on the controls. It's easy to get things 'wrong' jumping genre tracks, and leave yourself looking like a stylistic platypus, so this can be appreciated for all the stuff it gets right and perhaps not taken to task for being a step or two back from the fashion-forward edge. And how would you rather go down in History... trendy or timeless?
Taken along with the lyrics, I think you've managed to get something that works together nicely. There's very much the feel of one of those goggle-eyed pop star paeans to the guru of the moment that were the rage back when I was in college. [cue sitar gliss]
But I think it can rise above that interpretation, as well, to work on a level where the irony might get a little more rareified and the yearning for transcendence less easy to laugh off...