Pick of the Day – August 18th: James Pants – Seven Seals

James Pants – Seven Seals

James Pants’s debut was definitely interesting enough, a mixed bag critically and sonically, but this one definitely shows him tittering on loony (it’s been out for a while….admittedly just now getting to it…plus I like the New Tropical EP more for the summer listening).  But I liked this album – mainly because I understood the premise and story behind it – Pants was reading a lot of mystical stuff and the Book of Revelations.  He created this album as a soundtrack to a cult formation.  Can you think of a more odd premise for an album, that isn’t dripping in some speed/black/death metal guitars and drums?  Me either…(he’s from Spokane, Washington…interesting place for an electronic artist to be from…might lend some clue to how/why he had the wherewithal to create this.)……but this is really some electro-funk/pop stuff.  Another challenging listen, if you’re up for it.

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