Music World

by Ever Ending Kicks

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Connor Augspurger, Person. odd and effective contrasts: warm, ear-candy pop juxtaposed with confrontational lyrics that discuss uncomfortable truths about the world. production impossibly good. Favorite track: Curb Again.
glenrobinson
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glenrobinson Wonderful album from start to finish. Many favourites, in fact it's hard to choose just one. Favorite track: Reflective.
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((small howl)) Meticulously/finely crafted pop songs. Clean, but with super smooth-warm production. It makes you feel floaty and the room feel wider.
It's so good. Favorite track: Music World.
French Kettle Station
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French Kettle Station Paul is one of my favorite songwriters! Can't get over the production on this one, so unique & beautiful. Love it! Favorite track: Reflective.
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⬤WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR THE SONG "MUSIC WORLD" HERE: VIMEO.COM/187416566

Music World was recorded over a span of 2 years at various locations in Anacortes, Washington. The songs were often glimpses through a grapple with the disillusion and exasperation felt within a generation saturated with artists.

Sole member Paul Benson wonders:
"If everyone you know is doing it, is it still punk? What does it say about me that I live in a weird paradise surrounded by people who are varying versions of me? If I am not adding variety to the world why am I here? Does anyone else ever ask these questions?" While these questions are a big reason for the album’s title, the songs deal with many other topics like history, minimal lifestyle, self-worth, and imperfect memory. We see a positive side of sheltering a fragile music lifestyle while going broke and feeling redundant in the real world. The song Curb Again claims that “without proper bed comfort grows”.

"Music World" is also the name given to the musical intent of the record. It aims to conjure live performance in a space played by a band with instruments, but it is not that. While songs like Recorded History, Curb Again, and Director's Chair are easy to imagine this way, there is a dry synthetic feeling to the whole record. But the extraterrestrial idolizing and mimicking the human is part of the charm, even the theme. For example, an excerpt from Director’s Chair sympathizes with characters: “…staring back/ alien in baseball hat/ Christian in distressed jeans/ de Corti as crying chief…”. We are confronted with their wonky desire to belong. Will we accept them?

Some singing by Allyson Foster (gumigalaxy.bandcamp.com)
Mastered by Nicholas Wilbur (anacortesmastering.com)
Sequencing help (digital version) from Phil Elverum (pwelverumandsun.com)

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released September 6, 2016

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