Sharp Veins has captured my imagination with his latest release. He has taken the idea of transposing heavy rock and metal ideas into a synth-pop and new wave style setting. By taking away the human elements and ruling the songs by automation and cuteness, it takes everything metal and makes it a giant hyper cartoon. It took me a couple of listens to understand how this would work but his new single ‘Built Camp, Reflected on Failed Quest’ helped me understand it. The entire track feels like a mini-RPG travel diary in three minutes. There is so much going on its mind-bending fun as it switches ideas, structures, instruments and feelings. Game soundtrack lovers will adore this – its an RPG on crack.
The second idea Sharp Veins is interested in is taking the mundane things in life and turning them into quests to be proud of. I’ve seen the tracklist and I am genuinely intrigued at any song called ‘Nipple Pierced Dog Walks Itself’. Bet that pooch has a swag tail wag! Enjoy the current single ‘Built Camp, Reflected on Failed Quest’ below. Give it some time to marinate – I’m glad I did!
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