Song of the Day 9/3/08: Nightmares on Wax - 195 lbs
I tend to tell people my tastes lean toward simplicity in music, though I suspect what I really favor is intricacy and lushness masquerading as simplicity. "195lbs" by Nightmares on Wax is a perfect example. Just as mirrors make a room look larger – one of the most basic principles of design – so too do the echoes broaden the space of this song, texturing the otherwise basic loop that gallops all the way to the end of the track. Trails of reggae guitar skip and refract through the mix, careening off the hypnotic vocals once they finally slip in. This is the way to handle simplicity – letting it ride its course into a subtle trance.
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