Function The Secret Miracle Fountain
- Words: Robbie Mackey
- Label: Locust
Form seems to trump function on The Secret Miracle Fountain, as Matthew Liam Nicholson and company build 16 pretty-but-flawed, statuesque songs that reach skyward with solemnity. Yes, the sonic architecture of Nicholson's second Function venture is inventive and inspiring-it took three years and three dozen musicians to create-but these grim monuments collapse under their own humorlessness and austerity way before they run their proper course. Hushed, synth-bandaged electronics burble and glisten, washes of noise tumble over themselves and vanish into thin air, but ultimately the staid sonics prove imposing and dour.
- 20 Questions: Jackmaster Talks Fast Food, Rubadub, and Coping with the Endless Party Loop
- Get Familiar: Dark Entries
- 20 Questions: DJ Harvey Talks Surfing, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Meaning of Life
XLR8R Downloads Player