Wednesday, November 4, 2009

2007 : 06 "Plasticities" by Andrew Bird

They'll fight, they'll fight
They'll fight for your neural walls
And plasicities
And precious territory

As much as it fits the other songs and atmospheres of Armchair Apocrypha, Andrew Bird's "Plasicities" feels like it would have blended well on his previous work, The Mysterious Production of Eggs. With an amazing "orchestral-pop" backdrop and lyrics that blend art and science, this track represents the best of Mr. Bird. This song is especially poignant. The "they" mentioned feel especially ominous, paired with the battle cry to reclaim space, thoughts, and independence. It's indie pop meets dystopian future landscapes. This may not have been his original intention, but if a track can lend itself to such wild possibilities, that's not a bad thing.

Jamie Yates

Listen: Andrew Bird >> "Plasticities"


Darren said...

I have that Myserious Eggs CD, and I'm surprised by how much I like it. Its not great, but better than anything I've heard by the imo wildly overrated Sufjan Stevens, to whom he bears some resemblance, musically.

Jamie Yates said...

Wow. I've never made any sort of mental comparison between Bird and Stevens, but it does make sense.

I love Sufjan, but I think Andrew has a higher batting average, more consistency.