Tuesday, August 20, 2013

SWL #35: Feral Children, "Street of Dreams"

The new album by Feral Children, Too Much, Too Little, can be called energetic and summery, even frenetic at some points, but it has its quiet moments, too. "Street of Dreams" is the last song on the album, and it kind of reminds me of a lullaby if you sang a lullaby at dawn. The song conjures sleepy awakenings, starting quiet with an ambient-like chord background and piano, gently building with calm chanting and leaping glissando. You don't hear words until a minute into the song; they're not really the focus of the song, heavily enhanced and blurry. Then it fades again to the piano and glissando. Maybe it's the song for when you wake up early enough to see the sunrise, and then go back to bed. It's a great ending to a solid third album.

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