Static Of The Gods – Knowledge Machine (2010)

Static Of The Gods
Knowledge Machine

Static Of The Gods play a lush, dark, dreamy and modern sounding brand of indie rock. Knowledge Machine is mid-tempo and melodic, with varying degrees of intensity.  For the most part Jen Johnson’s vocals sail along over synthesizer pads, fizzy guitars, and steady drums.  They play the loud/quiet/loud card well on “Meteor Flights”. Songs like “Mean Streak” and “White Flag” ratchet the combustibility up a notch, burning bright but never truly letting go.  It’s a tense burn.   Even the quieter moments, like on “Eating Well”, never feel fully at ease.

While they may not vary their sound much, Static Of The Gods have a way with melancholy. It’s all a bit unnerving and very effective.

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