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    Saint Black – “Alex” – [Self Produced]

    If you blur your eyes, the guitar for the choruses
    is a little like Van Halen’s “Aint Talkin Bout Love”
    Except for three things
    1) it’s really not
    2) Saint Black *is* talking about love
    3) “they” probably hate VH.
    They might well be one person, nice lo-profile packaging
    and minimal web presence. The label is even called
    Semi-Permanent, which hits you right in the low-self
    esteem organ. The singer gets nervous around “Alex” but
    at least he got this awkwardly catchy single out of it.
    Stale beer vocals backwash nicely against the pop. The
    song submits itself into a sample bomb ending. On #2
    “O Word” the beer seeps into the heads of the recording
    device. Sloppy beauty. This time the post-song/post-mod
    sample gets its own track, #3 “Saint Black” is some holy
    heretic scammer but clearly paired with #2. “Down to the
    Sky” the guitar now unplugged, the drinker still singing
    in his mug ultimately passes out in a pastoral redux.

    The likelihood this project is composed of college DJ’s
    goes way up if the band name is lifted from the mighty
    Black Saint label. A long shot perhaps…but yanevehno.

    -Thurston Hangover

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on April 4, 2018 at 1:16 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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