Friday, October 11, 2013

Ive written about George Alley before...

There are many interesting things about George Alley, but one thing that I find interesting is that his music has to find you at the right time. His music is too cerebral and emotional to just be thrown in your lap like a top 40 song that you can easily consume without thinking. Its sorta like a hot wine, you dont just drink it because youre thirsty, you have to really want it and sit down with it and sip it. I dont expect one person who reads/listens this song to be into it their first time hearing it, WHY?! because its not how it works with him. This song came out during the summer and I watched the video and liked it but it didnt capture me at that moment because in the summer I wasnt in the mental place for it, I was into chasing rabbits, but in the fall its PERFECT. A week ago this song comes on my headset and with this THROBBING synthy intro I was like "What is this, its GOOD?!?!... OH?! Its George... Ok Im ready for it." and now Im HOOKED. I play it on repeat non stop, you can buy it on iTunes, the vocals are very creative and sensitive and intelligent. "Do I have to be, just what I've been?" is particularly piercing to me. "Halos unshine, cobras unwind" is the kind of creative imagery I like to visualize and "...that could make me fall, down the stairs, and not into your arms" is the kind of gothic theatrics that I appreciate and make me giggle. Ive said before George Alley is an acquired taste, for me at least, your brain has to be ready for it. So if you like it even slightly Id say download it and let your unconscious mind come to it when its ready for it and youll find his perspective and procedure of delivering it very familiar but also refreshing.

3 comments:

Kurt Walters said...

I LOVE stuff like this... reminds me of music from the 80's that was 'pretty' even though it was thoughtful. Midge Ure "No Regrets' comes to mind, but George's voice is more uplifting somehow. It's hard to find work like this that doesn't skew Goth, gloom, patchouli, black eyeliner, really pointy shoes, and an attitude of "Oh, it's an introspective journey that once at the end I don't want to kill myself, so it can't be good.' Yaay thanks

David Mason said...

Im really glad you like it Kurt. I feel the exact same way. Its like Goth, but smarter then goth, not trying as hard and far more honest.

Kurt Walters said...

I was recently turned onto this artist also, which reminds me a bit of how you describe George in this post. At first listen and viewing I'm thinking " Ok, you're a bear/otter/wolverine that's parlayed some modicum of talent to some producer who you pound on a regular basis.' Then I get halfway through 'Iron' and like you mention, it begins to click.. like Oh... OH! Ok... he's just some queen like me taking cues from the past he digs and fucking with them.. ok fine... I'll try a little more... https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vSkb0kDacjs#t=101