Friday 21 October 2011

T.E.E.D - Garden

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.  What a name.

But what of the music?  Well if you were expecting samples of T-Rex snarling, pterodactyls in flight and munching brontosaurus - a sonic Land Before Time if you will - then you've come to the wrong place.  This is contemporary dance music and it's cool - perhaps too cool, self-conscious and self-aware.  The style is minimalist and restrained, ironically enough for such an epic sounding name.  The only element of grandeur are the headresses.  But it's the dreamy, listless vocal that draws you in.  It borders on boredom, but the track as a whole is never dull, it just floats on through time like the psychedelic video.  Garden was originally released last year, but is now re-released as an EP available now.

The 'garden' reference?  Not a clue.