Thorn of Thrones will surprise fans of Giant Brain’s earlier work. While it retains the Teuto-American synergy, those Detroit-cum-Dortmund freak-out elements of ‘Plume,’ it is a darker, more dynamic record than its older brother. Even the lighter moments disguise a cynicism that wasn’t present on the first album, as exemplified by the lone GB song to ever feature lyrics, ‘Empyrian.’ It may seem airy at first, but the lyrics are any-thing but… Some have attributed this new-found skepticism and doubt to the current state of the world, and specifically the current state of disarray in the Motor City. We here at Small Stone wouldn’t know about that, but we feel that regardlessly, the sky will be blue, the flowers will bloom, and Giant Brainmakes great records.
Do you like soupy, dark, psychedelic, Krautrock inspired instrumentals? Do you define a good night as turning out all the lights, burning some candles (and whatever else you have laying around), and surrendering the reigns of your mind over to the music? THEN BUY THIS!
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