Balam Acab – “Oh, Why”
“Oh, Why” is the darkly beautiful lead track from 20-year-old Pennsylvanian Alec Koone/Balam Acab‘s full-length debut WANDER / WONDER. Before you listen, here are Koone’s thoughts on the Tri Angle-imprinted collection:
It’s an open ended album, and I think individuals should make their own meaning of it so that it is something actually real to them. It’s not classical music, but in the tradition of a classical work like a Bach Cello Suite, I see it as more of a whole musical piece with themes/motifs/ideas reoccurring throughout, connecting the tracks together as opposed to simply being a collection of songs that sit next to each other in isolation. It’s also an album that should be listened to loudly.
WANDER / WONDER:
05 “Now Time”
06 “Oh, Why”
08 “Fragile Hope”
WANDER / WONDER is out 8/29 via Tri Angle.