“March Movement” is a fair name for the first one from Talkdemonic’s third LP. It’s an instrumental (save a few vocal moans), maintaining its melodic core, trading programmed beats here for acoustic beats there. There’s a gait flip, marching then loping, while Kevin O’Connor plucks banjos underneath his beats and Lisa Molinaro bows strings over top. Compositionally it’s simple — again the movement is in the march — but the track finds small-scale symphonic space in its joy of repetition. There’s hope for budding melodists: Sometimes all it takes is a good idea and two minutes to make an elegant sketch of music.
Talkdemonic – “March Movement” (MP3)
See it live:
More muscle that time. Really see it live:
09/30 – Seattle, WA @ The High Dive
10/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
10/07 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber
10/21 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon (w/ Born Ruffians)
10/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
Talkdemonic’s third LP Eyes At Half Mast is out 9/16 via Arena Rock Recordings Co.