Artist: Closure in Moscow
Album: First Temple
Release Date: 2009
The timing of this actually ties in pretty well since I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this band perform twice in the past week. I saw them first at the Haunt in Brighton whilst they’re touring with Dance Gavin Dance and then at Takedown in Southampton as I was graced of being a guest of TesseracT.
Both performances were stunning, but unfortunately I didn’t get to hear Kissing Cousins live. This may be a fault of my own as I was slightly late to both sets, but I guess I’ll never know if they played it or not.
As beautifully crafted as this album is, Kissing Cousins really is the hook for me. I really have no idea what it is about it, but I can’t get it out of my brain. It’s probably the only reason Closure in Moscow is a name I recognise.
I love the incorporation of funk and pop in experimental music used like this, it really gives it the edge. This weekend was pretty sweet.. Mostly.