a damn good story
As far as I can tell this album is about Lewis, who is some guy in a magical land (Spectrum?) being controlled by Owen Pallet. Whatever. With or without a story to back them up, these songs are incredible. Lewis Takes Action is obviously the standout single, but the others are great as well, from the creepingly sinister Oh Heartland, Up Yours! to the transcendentally defiant Lewis Takes Off His Shirt, which gets me singing along every time. The orchestral qualities of this album are interesting, while the lyrics are pleasantly and distinctly unsettling. I just wish I had the liner notes so I could maybe figure out what on earth in going on.