Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thickly Painted Walls - Butterknife (USA 2010)
In April last year I posted "disconeck: the last album" by THICKLY PAINTED WALLS (see here), the one man experimental music project by Stefan F. Walz from New Jersey. "Butterknife" is THICKLY PAINTED WALLS' first release of 2010.
Again it is quite an experimental work, though sounding "less acoustic" (lots of distorted electric guitar...) and all in all probably less disjointed and fragmentary than "disconeck". Of course these songs still are no ordinary rock songs; they are unusual in a positive way.
Stefan is also a member of THE WHEN MCGRUFF WAS KING.
"Originally the concept for "butterknife" was to make anti-climactic rock/pop songs, the idea was inspired by a cut on my hand from a butterknife. This was metaphor for a dullness that is still defined and noticeable. Though the album strayed from concept at some point. - I think this album is primarily about post-relationship feelings."