Friday, July 31, 2009

Dissertation, Honey by The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower


"Dissertation - any formal discourse in speech or writing." The title of the album itself is a contradiction. Calling someone honey can be used as an informal term of endearment or in sarcastic sense to mock the person of conversation.

This album is a mix of jazz and hardcore punk. I tell people the music is as ambitious as the Blood Brothers' "Burn Piano Island, Burn" yet more fused with jazz rather than blues and only one lead singer that is more classic punk. Or Swing Kids meets the Blood Brothers. Either works. The guitar is the most bipolar part of the group, although the songs themselves switch moods a lot. The guitar transforms from really bright jazzy chords to just pure hardcore intensitiy.

The journey begins in a very jazzy keyboard part with a hot sounding black girl reciting poetry over it. Her words seem to me like a mock of society and what it truly is. A life based on illusions of grandeur and expensive items over real life experiences. This really hits close to the heart.

I feel like the bass really shines on this album too. The bassist just has a lot of energy and strays from the normal walking bass parts. The way I see it, the bass riffs hold as much ground as the guitar lines on this album. The Plot is just one of those bands that is a great group of musicians that just fit together. They do something that's already been done in their own different way.

It seems like the music itself is also a mock of society. A society where each genre of music shows elitism and favoritism, where the emo kids only listen to emo, where the hardcore kids only stick to hardcore, where the experimental kids see anything else as boring, where the pop culture kids see hardcore as someone screaming at them and where the jazz kids see everything as a contest of scales and music theory. This album feels like it brings all of those kids into a room and says, "Quit with the cliques, love music and rock out!"


Dissertation, Honey by The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower

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