Jonathan Visger of Mason Proper once again strikes out on his own, this time under the moniker of "Bug Lung Baby". The new EP released under that name is entitled "Trilobite Trash" and it is a further exploration of the strange sonic world of Mr. Visger. This time around there is a less sparse soundscape and a warmer ambiance to the music. There are driving rhythms, bendy guitars, funky bass, and disembodied vocals sprinkled throughout the EPs four tracks.
The First track "Nuetral Man", kicks off with a bouncy beat and the lyrics "All your friends are joining rival gangs, but you're a nuetral man," creating a pleasingly pleasant and ironic atmosphere for the message of calamity from inaction to form inside your skulls. From there the hypnotically catchy tune "Palinopsia" grabs you right from the beginning and takes over with it's almost chanting lyrics that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. From there we are treated to the twinkling opening melodies of "Paper Crane" that give way to a shuffling beat that could easily score any kind of vehicle in motion, from taking the train, to walking, to riding a bike (Double Seated Perhaps?) with this tune it would most definitely be a fantastic adventure. The last track "This Life" starts off with almost ceremonial vocals before giving way to manic melody and a kind of grandoise sonic production similar to Mason Proper's "Safe for the Time Being" only with less drama and more of a feeling of triumph.
With the quantity and the quality of the work that Jonathan Visger and Mason Proper have released this year, I think it's fair to say that they've had quite a bit of triumph in 2008.
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