Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Things in Night
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
The Raleigh quintet, Strange, is an outfit that calls to mind the darkest elements of psychedelic rock: densely layered guitars, eclectic instrumentation, and an element of fore-boding only achieved by a passion for minor ... more »
The Raleigh quintet, Strange, is an outfit that calls to mind the darkest elements of psychedelic rock: densely layered guitars, eclectic instrumentation, and an element of fore-boding only achieved by a passion for minor chords. Out of the darkness, though, emerges a work of brilliance, evidenced by Strange?s debut album for Pidgeon English Records - ?Things In Night?. Its overtones of anxiety are complemented by a musical boldness, a desire for a meticulous sound. And yet through this darkness, there is a recognizable aspect to Strange. They take the pedestrian and reinterpret it like the musical equivalent to a Tim Burton visit to grandmother?s house. The spirit is there to be recognized, but there have been significant alterations to it. The result is a haunting, vivid passage through familiar themes of desire and loathing, as well as self-exploration.
Life Beyond the Flat Field...
David Chris Dalton | Raleigh, NC United States | 04/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is utterly fantastic. Pitchforkmedia.com just HAS to ignore it, and the U.K. press has yet to discover it...but they will.
Combine the darkest elements of Bauhaus, Joy Division and Wire's, "154" and you have a rough idea of what Raleigh, NC's Strange are doing. Yes, it's that good...monolithic, LEVIATHAN, (and the sweet mossy-green that only the Carolina summer can provide.)
This thing makes Interpol sound like candy-pantsed-fashion-spread-glam-sissies."