I think I'm brave enough to try some of that!

So I belatedly discovered the new Closure in Moscow release this week, Pink Lemonade. I was very excited about this band when First Temple came out, but for anyone keeping track that was in 2009. It's pretty uncommon for a band to release a sophomore album after 5 years, so I sort of stopped following at a certain point and assumed that the drugs took effect and they got lost in a desert somewhere. They do live in Australia after all, so there is plenty of desert to get lost in.

Anyway needless to say I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered Pink Lemonade, but elated to find out how much they had evolved as a group between bands. First Temple seemed on some level to be a reaction to Bedlam in Goliath, which is my favorite TMV album so I'm not complaining, and you can still hear some TMV emulation in Pink Lemonade, but they definitely have gone pretty far down the rabbit hole to find themselves. There is almost a punk vibe mixed in with the heavy psychadelics, noise metal right alongside disco grooves, it is very hard to put a finger on exactly what their style has become, and really that's what makes the greatest bands. The ineffable essense.

As a side note, I started digging into this album on the same day I discovered the Antemasque CD, which I may write about seperately, but let me say that even though Closure in Moscow is the protege and not the master, you wouldn't be able to tell that listening to this two albums. Pink Lemonade stands head and shoulders above Cedric/Omar's new attempt at erasing the board, and I'd like to think they'd be proud of what they inspired.


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