Alien Private Eye (AKA David Kaer) is new to me, at least in this guise, but he’s half of Flash Cassette (a band I hadn’t expected to like but ended up loving) so that’s good enough for me. Much the same could be said of this track which I started out not liking that much but then fell for it in a hard way. This isn’t to say that it’s in any way a grower generally; it just was for me. The thing is that I have a strange relationship with electronica; sometimes I just don’t get it on an emotional level despite understanding that something is good or even great intellectually.
‘Legion’ is a hugely sophisticated synth/electronica track. Lush sounds overlaid with 80s’ style synth, a vocal that sinks into those lush sounds. A radio style voice that surprises.
On the other hand you could describe it as a slow sophisticated synth-pop track with an 80s’ vibe. Lush sounds overlaid with 80s’ style synth, a vocal that sinks into those lush sounds. A radio style voice that surprises.
You see what I’m getting at here – I’m not sure I can define it’s genre; I love that in music.
However you chose to describe it the whole is cinematic; it evokes images of waves of colour washing into each other, coming down onto you. It’s hypnotic and mesmerising with a hint of menace. It’s the sort of track that you’d be happy to listen to if it was extended vastly – any length above say 40 minutes. It leaves you wanting more of that lush rich sound, those carefully crafted layers of sound.
This is a wonderful track; let’s just forget how we’re defining it and describe this as great music with emotion and beauty.