Band: Timber Timbre
From Timber Timbre’s 2014 album Hot Dreams comes Curtains - a trip of a song. Having only experienced this track via its official video release, I find it impossible to separate the lushly retro cinematic visuals from the adoring yet eerily unsettling homage to enduring Americana invading my ears. The Brooklin, Ontario band's epic song hits all the right notes as it luxuriantly mines the depths of western pop culture across the breadth of decades. It’s hot and hip while giving the sly nod to nostalgia: the inky blacks of film noire with its mysterious wreaths of smoke and fuzzy grain - the choice lens through which this menacingly malignant and theatrical tale is told. Full of pregnant pauses, jarring stops and sustained arcs of terrible suspense, it’s a romp, a joy ride to nowhere. Props to Exclaim Mag’s Alan Ranta on G+ for the tip.
Posted by Max MacDonald