Paul Dempsey
Strange Loop


4.0
excellent

Review

by Douglas USER (80 Reviews)
December 16th, 2016 | 7 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: And I'm addicted to remembering like some idiot oracle

Paul Dempsey is something of an open book of dishevelled, dog eared chapters. A scribbled and well penned journal, with a heartfelt mention of the wider breaking world. When he sings, you feel the inner torment or twisted joy that is held within a deep down place. The first chapter seems to be voiced in “Idiot Oracle” when Dempsey proclaims, ‘I got myself good / And lost for words / I got a suitcase full of happily-ever-afters.’ A seemingly vague reference to his ability to have a plan for everything, when everything goes wrong. “Morningless” allows Dempsey to swoon ‘Just keep your head above the night / Don't tell anyone you're alive / Let the sun make it right’ in ode towards the dissonant nights that keep you awake with a swirling debris of thoughts. A wall of intricate guitar play and thoughtful counter calls from the rhythm section hides the real secret of Dempsey’s brilliant lyricism, taking the spotlight and leaving you inquiring over and over again, wondering how it all feels so personal.

The second chapter seems to be a true awakening from the sleeplessness found in “Morningless” as Dempsey implores beauty in “Blindspot” with a true connotation of romanticism and the lover is desperate for the attention of his muse; ‘Every time I catch your eye, it’s like staring into the sun ‘til I can see right out the other side.’ 'Strange Loop' is a true voyage of travellers notes into the dark and wonderful, covering extraordinary emotive recall that can sporadically bring peaks and troughs throughout the journey. Dempsey covers the whole spectrum and pinpoints the heart with emotions and fills the brain with questions, which is an expectation for any Dempsey record.



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Douglas
December 15th 2016


9283 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

tl;dr

Asdfp277
December 15th 2016


18103 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"[i] ‘I got myself good / And lost for words / I got a suitcase full of happily-ever-afters.’ "



missing bbcode tag -w-

tommygun
December 15th 2016


26832 Comments


in on all aussie thread

pos

Douglas
December 15th 2016


9283 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

cheers fellas

ellagos
December 16th 2016


216 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

idiot oracle is one of the best songs of the year yeah

RadicalEd
December 16th 2016


9004 Comments


Loved Everything is True, but couldn't get into this at all for some reason.

Douglas
December 16th 2016


9283 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I felt the same, though this grew on me as it played continuously in the background



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