1 April 2013
|Lose Sight (Original Mix)||Andrew Bayer||3:59|
|Lose Sight (Ghosting Season Remix)||Andrew Bayer||4:34|
Lose Sight (Original Mix)
Despite the date, this is no joke: the first of only two singles from If It Were You, We'd Never Leave was this. Not Farnsworth Court, no! But this instead. Lose Sight has to be a joke title at Bayer's own expense, because he lost all of his senses when proportioning this. The vastest majority of LS is a cross between royalty-free indie music & Sesame Street Z-sides. Showing his New York background with traffic-infused sounds & a jumpy street vibe, AB went all the way in his quest to make the most ataractic journey up a NY skyscraper he could. Like the ‘w’ in ‘WASP’, the entire tumescence is unneeded, & almost palate-spoiling. But nothing can stand in the way of good music, especially if you can edit out the bad parts with Audacity for free. 2:03 to 3:03 is what makes LS a wholly recommendable delight: this minute repeats the same four rorating notes, each slowly falling in a domino spill of aerialist feathers, surreally sliding in from the sides instead of following in a straight line as usual. Leave it to the master of alternativism to craft the first multi-dimensional aural experiment. This unsettling advancement in sound physics shines even brighter when fueled by the third note's ghostly, cadaverous spine-freezing. If you have never read 'O Whistle & I'll Come For You, My Lad', then this third note is all you have to hear to get the gist of it.
In sum, the tune of LS warrants the singling. Congratulations to the ace of phantasms.
Lose Sight (Ghosting Season Remix)
Gavin Miller & Tom Ragsdale, aka Worriedaboutsatan (sic), understandably couldn't build off of that in any direction, so they gave it a new one: we need a regular dose of the terminally dark, airs pungent with shadows, unable to breathe without taking in that sweet dread. The piano & the zesty synth keep this not only deep below light's reach, but also refractory & aggressive, spitting a little load of lysergic in our faces while they knifingly cream away. Ultimately, although it is a sweet gesture, this remix is too repetitive & uneventful to be worth rehearing, although you might like it.
- pun intended