As a wise man once said, the world is full of crashing bores. However, neither he nor anyone else could have imagined that so many of these dull folks would consider a career in music and flood the world with their lifeless, stale creation.
True eccentrics are a rare commodity in music and everywhere else in life. Piglets DDeep Forest are certainly no run-of-the-mill pop music creation, and their album “DDeep in Time,” a bizarre cosmic journey, proves this.
For one thing, “DDeep in Time” proves that one ought never to underestimate the potential of secrecy. While clearly Piglets DDeep Forest are inspired by Sci-Fi adventure stories, so much of what makes this album intriguing lies in the things that can only be assumed, not confidently interpreted.
The album’s “Intro” sets the mood. Imagine yourself alone and floating in space before we can properly begin with “Nuclear Startup.” With its mix of synths, hard-rock guitars, and chanted vocals, the song echoes the 1980s pop-rock and the hopefulness for the future captured inside of those tunes.
The theme and mood of the record are maintained with “More Nuclear Fuel”, featuring interpretative, theatrical vocals and with “Nuclear Fission Process”, where the gently sung lyrics provide a love call to science with all of its creative and destructive potential.
The duo of Piglets DDeep Forest are careful not to interfere with the celestial mood set by the opening songs. “I Need Moderator” shimmers gently like a joyride through the endless cosmos, “My Journey Into Space” is a song of literal out-of-this-world wanderlust and “Dark Quark of Space” is an ubermodern psychedelic meditation.
There’s a sense of ambition here, as well as the clear notion that this is an imaginative, lo-fi, DYI effort. The album’s central piece provides the best proof of all these things: the long-winding “I’ll Keep You Warm.” Here, the breezy vocals drag with them the melodic lead guitar lines that flow over a rock ballad backing.
Unlike a science magazine, “DDeep in Time” prioritizes mood ahead of information. Like those magazines, it is a work that is full of rich mysteries waiting to be discovered by anyone willing to offer the band their undivided attention.
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