Year of the Spawn by The Hidden Cameras published on 2013/12/11 17:03:59 +0000 More information: http://www.thehiddencameras.com/ “’AGE’ deconstructs my musical roots’. There are the faintest references in every piece, almost inaudibly miniature, but they are there. Actually, to understand AGE, you have to place your ear to the ground and try to will yourself to hear the growth of the roots beneath its surface while closing your eyes and sifting out all other sounds, including your own heartbeat. With “Year of the Spawn,” there are trumpets, trombones, a French horn, and behind this thicket, between the ghostly overtones, the ice-cold drum beat of Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” flickers throughout the second verse. Chilly Gonzales is on the piano. Joel Gibb works like a graphic artist. He engineers meticulous sound-sculptures and collages whose exactitude stays concealed at first behind an aesthetic of extremely harmonious, yet also dreary, pop music.