In three short minutes, “Fuselage,” the new release from Philly experimental three-piece Banned Books, undergoes an impressive number of mutations. Beginning with nine crushing chords, the track kicks off with an oppressive feeling of angst.
It lasts about ten seconds.
A brief moment of silence ensues, and we’re suddenly given a taste of a delicate, shimmering guitar riff. Just as quickly, the track morphs yet again, this time adding a grimy layer of bass underneath the melody. It’s an appropriate opening for a song that is bound to keep you off balance in the best way possible. Continue reading →