Sunday, 21 August 2011

Adam Lygo - The girl with the leopard in her mouth (Slightly Off Kilter Records)

Adam Lygo – The girl with the leopard in her mouth
(Slightly Off Kilter Records - Poetry Series)

This review has been delayed somewhat because of health
but it’s given me plenty of time to listen to this beautiful
multi layered double CD which in some ways has made
it worth the wait.

Adam Lygo I am familiar through Brighton’s experimental
Scene who describes himself as using from his myspace page
layered guitar loops to explore rhythm, texture and dynamics
applied to a variety of themed albums, from the surreal philosophy
of ants to the inner workings of imagined machines, the emotional
turmoil of opium addiction to a Jungian journey into the minds

As much as it may sound hard to believe, and I am familiar
with  a few of Adam’s albums – this is totally different and a
ideal release for Slightly Off Kilter Records and for me as
a poet myself.

In this release, we encounter for the first time I am aware
Of Adam’s ability with poetry which is laced against Adam’s
Fractured tunes and it works beautifully.

Take for example, ‘Reoccuring 2’ which goes for over an incredible
16 minutes (and is not the shortest track on the album either)
and has beautiful lyrics such:

‘Moving away from the happy carnival spirit /
of a seaside town at night /
I drifted into streets with dark buildings /’

Contained within it’s ever pulisating overtones which honestly
Feels like it’s goes on forever and forever in the most blissful
Way I haven’t heard since the early post-rock dreams of
Flying Saucer Attack and Matt Elliott aka Third Eye Foundation.

 This is an album which feels like a series of dreams without
even examining the lyrics (which Adam says are dreams) and
made perfect sense to me at 2am or 3am in the morning, although
I reckon will make just as perfect sense at any other time of
The day, although be prepared for once you get into it, expect
Your dreams never to be the same again.

Very  recommended.

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