I don’t really talk about my music habits on the Fortress. There were two album reviews (Imagine Dragons and Big Data), but those hardly represent the entirety of my massive and very varied tastes. One of the artists that I’ve been in love with for years is The Glitch Mob. They’ve been active since 2006, and have been pumping out new music since their first official album in 2010, Drink the Sea. They’ve done a whole bunch of cool stuff, but their most recent was Piece of the Indestructible, an EP comprising of three songs that came out on June 9th. My birthday!
Track 1: Head Full of Shadows
This song starts out slow, with the promise of better beats to come. And it lives up to that, if you stick around for the rest of the song. It takes a whole lot of inspiration from The Glitch Mob’s more recent style of music, in the vein of Love Death Immortality (2014). This means that rather than a more glitchy chorus, the whole song is much more of an EDM experience.
Track 2: Better Hide, Better Run
The beginning of this song feels almost exactly like Love Death Immortality, but quickly gains it’s independence. It hits you in the face (in a good way) with some really powerful sounds, and then works with them in fantastic ways, changing up the tone of the song, and then mixing in the different sounds to make a great song. I won’t even mention the catchy lyrics.
Track 3: The Clouds Breathe For You
This one is a little different, but I shouldn’t be surprised. The last song on every single Glitch Mob album or EP (all four of them now) is usually very slow and melodic. This is what people usually refer to as trance, or ambient music. It’s very relaxing, but it’s the type of music that I don’t really tend to remember. It’s very well done, just not my favorite.
I’ve been waiting some time for some new music by the Glitch Mob. And with Piece of the Indestructible, I haven’t been disappointed. Not at all. Sure, maybe I wanted to have the last song be a little more exciting, because trance music isn’t really my preferred genre of music, but I was still expecting it, because trance songs ending each album is kind of routine now. Good job. I can’t wait for the next time. 8 out of 10.
Blending together the best elements of Love Death Immortality, and expanding on then with new additions to strengthen the Glitch Mob’s repetoire, Piece of the Indestructible is another fine arrow in the Glitch Mob’s catchy quiver.