THEATRE IS EVIL

12 Sep

This album is everything and nothing, light and dark, beautiful and ugly, it will make you sing and become silent all at once, it will make you smile, grin from ear to ear and weep and dance, it’s everything you have ever wanted from music and everything you could never imagine.

It is incredible.

It is Amanda Fucking Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra.

10 star review…. fuck they can have all the stars in the sky for how this album makes me feel.

Every song in this album was written for me. Listening to it, you connect with each song in some small way. Go on listen. You will feel so connected, and i think that is where all the deep emotions (yeah those ones everyone is talking about on twitter) come from. Do It with a Rockstar i can identify with the desperation, the pleading for someone to drag you out of the loneliness, The Bed Song i can identify with the sadness, with the emptiness felt when nobody asks me how i feel, and i could go and describe my connection (your connection) to each song but all you need to do is listen and you’ll get it. Part of me wishes i didn’t connect with these songs so much, but then i get lost in the music and forget about that.

It is so different from anything Amanda has done before, yet at the same time it is so totally Amanda Palmer. She has taken her lyrical genious we all love and added colour from the past and experience from the future and a hell of a lot of synths!

Everything about this album is screaming performance, i’m so looking forward to the show! Last night they live-streamed the record realese show in New York. It was unfuckingbelievable. I was sitting in my bedroom, at 3am thinking this will be a bit dull ‘cos i’m not actually. Oh, how wrong was i. I felt like i was there. There was so much emotion. The atmosphere burning out from my computer screen was so intense and so real. I wept and danced and smiled and even found myself clapping at the end of songs. If you read this Amanda Palmer (or anyone involved in that show) thank you so much for those 3 hours of brillance, you guys rocked my bedroom.

Here is the saved stream (it’s over 3 hours long, but every second is worth watching):

 

Check the album artwork:

I didn’t see the evil at first. But look it at. Fuck it is EVIL! I love it, it’s so perfect.

Theatre is Evil was meant for the stage. I love it when Amanda Palmer goes all performance art, there are so few bands that do make that effort when doing a stage show. Yeah, concerts should be all about the music but theatre is evil, theatre is bad ass, we came to see a show! And so much of Theatre is Evil is all about the art. I’ve always known Amanda Palmer was an art chick, but with this album i have connected with her so much more with all the wonderful art rock love coming from this album. There is an art book (full of work inspired by the album), there was an art tour, there is art for the fans to create, we are always welcome, if not damn encouraged, to send our wonderful pieces of fan art into her and she always cares enough to tweet a picture. That is what is brilliant about Amanda Palmer, she cares. I will be able to tell you so much more about what this album and Amanda Palmer in general means to me, when i have the time to create a shit load of Theatre is Evil art!

 

If you are somehow unconvinced check out this picture of the sextastic band:

Still unconvinced (really even with that ^!)…. get your arse over HERE and download the album, hey you have no excuse not to, it’s only one dollar!

 

I feel like i’m part of something. I’ve still not decided what that something is, but i’m there.

 

Well that might have been a bit of a rambly review, but i just wanted the world to know how in love i am with Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra.

 

And now i retire to once again sit in the dark, lying on my bed listening to Thatre is Evil….. won’t you join me?

 

Chloe out.

 

HEAR NO EVIL SEE NO EVIL WE ARE THE MEDIA!

 

*update* i’ve just read this review from blogcritics and this quote is amazing “she does have an amazing voice. It can float between a caress and a battle cry in a second. She can charm the pants off you one moment and burn paint off a battleship in the next. She soars up the scale like a mezzo soprano at The Met and growls out lyrics like she learned how to sing at the knee of Johnny Rotten” oh and this bit too “A life being led on a knife’s edge might be a little more dangerous but it also lets you know you’re alive. Listening to Theatre Is Evil is far more dangerous than the music you normally hear, but it lets you know you’re alive.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: