Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Song(s) of the Day # 2,700 Personal Space


Brooklyn band Personal Space with interesting, spartan indie-isms on their latest record a Lifetime of Leisure. It comes across as springing from a lifestyle, political activist approach to virtually everything. It's dry, minimalist and utterly groomed.

With a sound that seems to owe something to mid-Eighties XTC and is also reminiscent of Dave Grohl's more downbeat early Foo Fighters moments, Lifetime of Leisure sets up its stall immediately sonics wise and then sticks to minor variations of the formula established there from thereon.

In this respect it could also be labelled a Pop Math Rock album. Lacking in warmth but blessed with technique, it's a solid, crafted record.

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