Today’s song of the day comes from MGMT’s album, “Congratulations”, and is titled Siberian Breaks. To many it is the ultimate musical expression on this critically acclaimed album – yet received little attention within the world of popular music. This song is lengthly, at about 11 minuets, but it comprised of about half dozen different “movements” of sorts, many of which seem eerily similar to complete songs (if albeit short ones) and at surface value do not seem to have much in common – sonically speaking. But their is an emotional construction and progression to the song that just makes sense, in a manner that is best heard for one self than described by a third party.
Each “movement” in the song is acoustically wonderfully interesting, and relatively mellow until the last few minutes, but each in its owns distinct way. At that point there is a gradual increase in energy that bubbles up and seemingly peaks, then retreats back before morphing into what appears to be a fadeout – only for the vitality to swell back with the last “movement,” an organic break-beat of sorts surrounded by escalating electronic sounds bouncing around in the stereo field. It’s a killer ending to this impressively dynamic song, one that never gets old. It’s hard to describe (in a good way), entices the brain, and makes sense in an unreasonable way. Does that sound like good psychedelic music to anyone?
So when you have some spare time to take in a good chuck of awesome music today, put this on, you shan’t regret it.
Happy Thursday everyone! [get that weekend started now]
MGMT’s “Siberian Breaks”