Sunday, 6 April 2008

Windmill - Tokyo Moon

Windmill, aka Matthew Dillon, sounds like a wonderfully studious chipmunk. This is absolutely a positive attribute, with this exceptionally notable submission expounding almost four minute of pianocentric drama and grandeur with that driving beat and those contrasting harmonic aahs that the Arcade Fire do so well, perhaps with a hint of The Flaming Lips about it too. The verses are sparse, the choruses vast, and the lyrics reflective: “Magnets are the talk of this town / Tilting trains are leaving soon.” B-side ‘Shutters’ is poetic in its delivery, although it lacks the oomph and dimensionality of ‘Tokyo Moon’, giving more breadth for focus on the sheer strangeness of the vocal where the A-side offered more depth.

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