Seigar, the photographer, is back.
Can I have 8 minutes of your time? OK, so scroll down, press play and come back to read my thoughts on this track.
Parcels is a Berlin-based Aussie band that signed for a French electronic music record label. They are also a Daft Punk’s protegee band. This is maybe the most delicate data about their music, because the French group influences them too much. It can’t be considered a copycat, but the sound is quite similar; and this wonderful song is an example.
Their debut record has received great reviews everywhere. Critics find this album quite timeless and epic, but with a clear 70s touch. These guys make an electro funky music that sounds like summer. Songs, lyrics and their polished image work.
The lyrics on this one suceed creating, describing and taking us to a space full of existentialism. The confessions we hear are “selections from interviews conducted with three unique characters found in Berlin,” the group told Conquesence of Sound about this track. The physical details are visual and can be felt with all the senses. Nature and arquitecture lead to an abstract world:
All of the ghosts, people you love
Even your friends don’t want to know
But you can depend on every note
Over the end of every road
I keep a dungeon for the darker thoughts
To cleanse myself, to be able to go downstairs and scream
The experimental bridges and changes in this song keep the interest, it’s like their Bohemian Rhapsody. Wait until the final third to enjoy those beats that remind me of Mirwais or Jim James.
(Song recommendation by Seigar)