Thursday, January 04, 2007

Gregor Samsa - 55:12 (2006)

Gregor Samsa have given us a reason to be sad. If only there were so many beautiful reasons to be as sad as Gregor Samsa the world could be a lonely, introspective place instead of the warring factions ot has become. Seriously though, 55:12 makes being sad seem wonderful. Virgina based Gregor Samsa haunt and lurk on the fringes of conscious imagination, delivering slow langourious swells of dripping darkness. With their delicate vocal delivery and melting shoegaze symphony they convince the listener that its okay to feel their sadness. It is the sadness of life and change, the natural flow and balance of all things. A bittersweet emotion and one that will likely have any listeners attention as it is so relatable to human emotion and the subtle delivery makes it all the more easy to slip into. The pairing of male and female vocals provides a balance in aural textures and rightly so, different textures to the emotions present in each song. If you need some coaxing Even Numbers and Young and Old are two very good examples of why this band is so weepingly beautiful.

Gregor Samsa - 27:36 (2003)

And with roots such as these it is obvious how Gregor Samsa could become the great band thay have become. Lasting exactly 27:36 minutes, this debut EP will serve you a luscious helping of melancholy and desire to feed your senses.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone willing to reup this EP? The archive has been deleted due to inactivity.

6:15 PM  

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