Wednesday, June 10, 2009
review by Joanna Clay
“Purple Flies” by the Window Twins sends you into a mystical world of ambient infused folk that brilliantly exposes the debut collaboration between Tim Cohen (Black Fiction) and Jon Bernson (Ray’s Vast Basement). It showcases Tim’s audacious psych-pop roots, but at the same time it doesn't overwhelm Jon’s understated hippie-rock.
The song begins hesitantly with delicate instrumental and then introduces the soft harmonies of the San Francisco musicians. The lyrics tell the story of Joey, a guy that parked his camper on an island in the middle of the world by the nest of the purple flies. The synchronized chanting sounds like spoken poetry set to music with a distinct pulsating rhythm that simultaneously is hypnotic and irresistible.
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