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- Posted on Sep 2nd 2008 5:00PM by Kim Davis
'The Pyramid,' Love of Diagrams
From 2008's 'Mosaic'
As a lover of all things post-punk and sonically grey, I was immediately floored by this song off the Melbourne trio's second, aptly titled LP, 'Mosaic.' It was while watching an episode of 'New York Noise' that I discovered and fell in love with its delightful disaffectedness and accompanying, awesomely paranoid video, and was left a pile of chills. Then I became obsessed with the entire album, then couldn't stop listening to Joy Division and Sonic Youth ... So you could say that 'The Pyramid' was like my gateway drug to the past for a bit.
Like many songs on the album, 'The Pyramid' illustrates the Aussie outfit's penchant for like, mathematical terms and quantifiables and stuff. And if 'Pyramid,' the band's name and the album title doesn't drive that point home, songs called 'Form and Function, 'Pace or the Patience' and '100%' will. While a bit overwhelming, it's perfectly effective in reinforcing the stoic, angular nature of their music.
Singer Antonia Sellbach repeats words like "Cause and reaction" and "Perpetual," while Luke Horton's guitar swirls and slices and Monika Fikerle's drill-sergeant thumping keeps it all glued -- it's a lot like being on a Tilt-A-Whirl at the carnival (but gothier). And just when you think you're getting too dizzy to bear it anymore, 'Pyramid' exits in a dramatic drum gasp. And you're left rocked and searching your pockets for more ride tickets.
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