White-Tiger by Durrantula
Visual Art With A Beat
– By Oscar Parks –
Most people don’t think of music as a visual art. For most listeners, music is a way to escape the realities that are in front of us. Music makes the day go by faster, makes work less boring, heartache less painful, and otherwise mundane experiences exciting. And, like a fine wine, music needs to be matched with the reality we want to consume. Red wine with steak, white wine with fish, and a nice burgundy with lamb. The same is usually applied to music. I mean, you’re not going to hear disco at a funeral, an orchestra at a club, or heavy metal at a bar mitzvah. On the other hand, country music is like beer, it goes well with just about anything, even if it’s not your favorite. Then there’s bourbon, you sip it slowly, you never guzzle, and unless you just want to get stone-faced drunk at a party, you find a quiet place to unwind and you let it slowly make you numb and wash away all your cares…
That’s how I felt as I listened to White-Tiger by Durrantula. It’s music that is best sipped slowly in a quiet room with the lights a little dim and nothing but your thoughts, and the music, carrying you to new and exotic places you have never experienced before. Visual art with a beat.
I’m a child of the 60’s, and while my parents were not hippies or acid heads, I was. I loved to explore everything, and my imagination was the train that drove me to explore farther and deeper. White-Tiger took me back to that time when fairies danced in my head and music moved me to see things born of mysticism and magic. An eclectic entanglement of colors and unexpected detours that seemed to flow together in a way that brought clarity from chaos. Something you might find in a movie soundtrack.
By far, my most favorite track on the album is Message From The Grave, track #4. It’s both unexpected and captivating when compared to the three previous tracks.
Then, at the end of the day when you’re ready to slip in under the sheets to drift away into a deep slumber, you’ll want to cue up track #7. Sleep tight and don’t let the ‘Bedbugs’ bite…
Overall, White-Tiger is an eclectic collection of sound and visual stimulation that will certainly bring you back over and over.
White-Tiger was Release on KAVE Records, a local record company. Available streaming on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, yesouisimusic.com, and at durrantula.bandcamp.com. It’s also for sale at “name your price.” Reverbnation as well.
Be well and enjoy!
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