BEECHWOOD – ” This Time Around “

Posted: April 26, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Built around a cold wave of shimmering guitars and wails, “This Time Around” pulls from the sinister aesthetic of first wave goth and the mid-70s nihilism of Bowie and Lou Reed in equal measures. Fittingly, images of war and chaos are layered on top of these nasty vibes, suggesting that the terror of the past may very well be right around the corner.

Beechwood’s Larence said, “There is a certain driving force or intensity in “This Time Around” that (in my mind) is met with images of conquering armies, cities burning, a sort of Wagnerian Götterdämmerung. We even recorded ourselves in combat boots marching in place on a tiled floor to enhance the effect in the song. It’s claustrophobic, paranoid, destructive, but also– in a way it’s therapeutic. There is a certain freedom in the knowledge that any day it can all be over. The use of historical/pop-culture references illustrates this sense of impending doom. I have no doubt that humanity will one day do itself in for good, and what more damning evidence does one need than our own recent history?”

Live footage shot by Nika De Carlo, Lola Young, and Jen Dessinger. Edited by Gordon Lawrence. Taken from the album “Songs From The Land Of Nod” : http://www.alive-records.com

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