12" Vinyl D
Dan Curtin is back and banging drums!
His A-side, „Beat Fiend,“ is right on the nose! A sole drummer in a transcendental musical village warmly welcomes the listener followed by several hollow rolling drums as pied piper ravels and whirls through the village. Pressure and tension build up through various woodwinds and percussion as instrument-armed villagers pour out into empty alleys in synchronized dance motions spreading revolutionary joy throughout the ceremonial voyage. Listen closely, a single faded hip-hop lyricist leads the people to a full blown dance party. This track effectively plays the puppeteer to anyone listening; manipulating and leaving no limbs to rest. The B-side, „Amphibian,“ sets a more tragic and mellow tone. Rolling keyboards and flaring rockets soar through this track creating a virtual battle ground of disturbed vocals and twisted souls. The main drum beat creates a ceaseless flow throughout a chaotic story introducing ghosts of past, present and future. Dan decided to veer away from „the usual“ with this creation; a track that seeps only into the deepest darkest thoughts of the listener. [info from wa]