$type=slider$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0

Track Review: Metronomy - I'm Aquarius


The summer of love has come early...or late...or just around the right time...but not quite. Ummmm...yeh, hard to make heads or tails of this one - a single unveiled in the Autumn/Winter transition of 2013 that in actuality relates to a 2014 release for dance-friendly, pop enthusiast Joe Mount a.k.a. Metronomy. Yes, love seems to be the message cast forth by Mount on this his forth studio album in band formation. But while the imagery and promotional art may conjure 60's swingers and wavy long-hair, feel free to look to the more contemporary with-the-times necessity of the album providing an accompanying app with which fans were encouraged to point their phones at the constellation of the same name to experience first-hand Mount's star-referencing but floor-staring fling into the theme of love - devoid of its regular rosy-eyed, screen-flaring joy and instead addressing a similarly blooming but harder impact of disenchatment. 

I'm Aquarius fits neatly in-between the spectrum of satisfied and disappointed, in what is a three minute loosening of pop charisma devoid of the unnecessary window dressing and need for closer public attention. Metronomy finds its dance-lenient rhythms stripped to their barebones; a solitary beat that's as crisp and as refined any percussion machine can vie for, casting a chill into Mount atypically British conservedness-mixed-with-reclusion. And as it slowly opens itself out to invite further recluse electronics to reflect, Mount talks of the despondency, but more-so of the disbelief that...yes, even this constellation-fixated match is sadly at an end.



Thus, fuelled by a trail of parting events - constant reminders of one's differences adding a splash of melancholy to a dance-pop reflection slowly coming to terms with its own company - Metronomy's late evening blanket of beats, bass and synth keys end up casting a looming trail in its wake. Taking one look at the track-listing and there's countless reasons to suggest the concept(s) of love tackled are promisingly less sweet and sugar-coated than most pop ballads. Most of all though, it may likely be stirring a record that could well be Metronomy's most delicate but vulnerable detailing to date. For the time being, bask in the rosy paradigm of conflicts with 60's typeface atop common-day romantic naivety. Love Letters is out March 10th through Because Music.
~Jordan Helm
Name

1959,1,1965,1,1966,1,1967,1,1968,3,1969,3,1971,1,1972,3,1974,1,1977,2,1980,2,1981,1,1983,1,1984,1,1985,2,1987,1,1988,1,1989,3,1990,2,1991,3,1993,4,1994,4,1995,3,1996,4,1997,1,1998,4,1999,1,2000,3,2001,1,2002,2,2003,1,2004,4,2005,6,2006,6,2007,6,2008,9,2009,16,2010,23,2011,57,2012,281,2013,446,2014,114,2015,20,2016,10,2017,7,2018,5,2019,3,Acid House,6,Afrobeat,2,Album Round-up,11,Alternative,110,Alternative Dance,8,Alternative Hip-Hop,14,Alternative Metal,6,Alternative Rock,132,Alternative Trip-Hop,2,Alternatve,2,Alternatve Rock,6,Ambient,63,Art Rock,16,Avant-garde,3,Baroque Pop,5,Bluegrass,1,Blues,2,Britpop,7,CAOTM,20,Chamber Pop,4,Chillout,3,Chillwave,10,Chiptune,1,Chris,27,Classical,9,Classics,31,Classics. Electronic,7,Comedy,2,Cornelius,1,Country,2,Dance,5,Dance-Punk,4,Discovery,198,Discovery II,2,Downtempo,17,Dream Pop,47,Drone,11,Dubstep,10,Easy Listening,5,Eddie,712,EDM,2,Electro House,9,Electro-Rock,5,Electronic,208,Electronic Dance,6,electronic pop,2,emo,1,EP's,36,Experimental,57,Experimental Pop,6,Experimental Rock,14,Extreme Metal,1,Festivals,8,Folk,48,Folk Punk,5,Folk Rock,10,Funk,7,Garage Rock,19,Glitch,13,Gothic Rock,1,Grunge,3,Har,1,Hard Rock,3,Hardcore Punk,1,Hip-Hop,29,House,7,IDM,12,Indie,23,Indie Folk,19,Indie Pop,91,Indie Rock,189,Industrial,2,Insrumental Hip-Hop,1,Instrumental Hip-Hop,1,Instrumental Rock,8,Interviews,44,Jake,15,Jazz,1,Jazz-Folk,1,Johnny,18,Jonathan,7,Jordan,290,Jungle,1,Krautrock,6,Listen,4,Lists,50,Live Show,32,Lo-fi,14,math,1,Math Pop,1,Math Rock,11,Matt,1,Matt C,40,Matt G,2,Men of Music,4,Metal,15,Minimal,9,Minimal Techno,3,Mon McCool,1,MRD-X,7,Music In General,135,Music on the Radio,1,Neo-Classical,3,Neo-Psychedelia,16,Neofolk,4,New Wave,8,Nile,1,Noise Pop,14,Noise Rock,17,Nu metal,1,Nu-gaze,10,Nu-metal,1,Polka,1,Pop,57,Pop Corner,29,Pop Punk,6,Pop Rock,2,Post- Hardcore,5,Post-Metal,2,Post-Punk,28,Post-Punk Revival,15,Post-Rock,26,Progressive Rock,2,Protopunk,3,Psych-Folk,7,Psychadelic Rock,5,Psychedelic,10,Psychedelic Folk,1,Psychedelic Rock,4,Punk,7,Punk Rock,12,R.I.P.,1,Rap,2,Rap Rock,1,Reggae,7,Reggae Review,7,Reviews,839,Rhythmn and Blues,15,Rock,65,Rock and Roll,3,Sadcore,2,Sean,1,Shoegaze,34,Singer-Songwriter,98,Ska,4,Ska Punk,1,Slowcore,2,Soft Rock,1,Soul,13,Soundtrack,1,Space Rock,8,Spoken Word,1,Steven,1,Stoner Rock,1,Surf Rock,3,Synth Pop,27,Take Me Back,5,Techno,16,The News,19,Thrash Metal,2,Track Review,262,Trance,1,Trip-Hop,6,Twee Pop,2,Videos,20,Weekly Spin,6,
ltr
item
Discovery: Track Review: Metronomy - I'm Aquarius
Track Review: Metronomy - I'm Aquarius
https://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-000062467764-l6huvh-t500x500.jpg?3eddc42
Discovery
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/2013/11/track-review-metronomy-im-aquarius.html
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/2013/11/track-review-metronomy-im-aquarius.html
true
5912968048434223570
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy