Album review: Deepakalypse, “Floating On A Sphere”

by Jon E. Lynch

Deepakalypse, “Floating On A Sphere”

Available: Now via Everloving Records as a downloadable album, a digipak CD and what appears to be limited quantities on vinyl/LP formats

I guess I judge books by their covers. Errr, rather, I judge albums by their cover art? Wait. Not entirely. I listen to albums based on their cover art and curiously-inviting name, then I come to my own conclusion after a week and weekend of obsessive listening. Yeah. That’s more accurate.

Deepakalypse. This record came across my desk at work, as do anywhere from 75 to a 125-ish albums a week, and I was instantly – though off-handedly – intrigued. Given the weight of the world the last couple weeks, what has felt like a moral and societal collapse of all things, like the constant barb of reading and watching the news, the artist’s name immediately had my attention. The album artwork certainly piqued my curiosity as a kid who grew up at the local Rexall manhandling copies of “Cracked” and “MAD” magazine.

Sonically, I was so taken by the record that upon its conclusion, I started it over again for what would be eight or nine days of listening to little else. Not easy to characterize, I’d call the recordings low-fi, indie-leaning rock. Guitar, bass, minimalist percussion, synth and the occasional kazoo (which is thankfully subtle enough to not be obnoxious, as that “instrument” is wont to do). This was a fantastic surprise of an album. I like that there is very little information on the artist, not much of an internet presence it seems, which is as refreshing as the record itself.

Recommended for fans of The Modern Lovers, Sonny and The Sunsets, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Beat Happening or Daniel Johnston.

— Jon E. Lynch[email protected]


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