Is it me or music these days tends to rely more on different moods than back in the days? Fair enough, one can argue music is inherent to feelings. Every genre, every style, no matter how weird and crazy it is, it takes control of our bodies and mind and drive us along their sound. That isn’t too much of the initial rhetoric, but rather the fact, especially on pop music, this is driven by ambience. Maybe it’s the fact we are in a time where EDM and electronica has taken the reels of today’s distinctive sound.
All this questions arise as I started listening to The Space Between by Vancouver transplant LegoHeads. The bright and familiar music that reminds you to the likes of Owl City is infectious from the beginning and the rather happy and inspiring lyrics fits very well with the personal story and struggles of his mastermind, Landon Trimble, as he found himself not being able to do music anymore.
Fortunately he found the way thanks to the upgrades and overall technology advances, and the result is a pretty good album. From “Headlights” and “Here At The Edge” – the music overall it’s joyful, with lyrics that are made to inspire and lift our spirits.
The one and only thing that bothered me would have to be the fact that about everything sounds the same. While there are a few minor changes in the tempo and what not, the tone of the album sounds very consistent and it gets very repetitive on an early stage. There are people out there that can listen to the same thing over and over again as long as it sounds, in that case, more power to you and if that’s your case you will find this record entertaining. For the rest, we might find wanna find something else.
Criteria - 75%
Overall, The Space Between showcase the talent of an artist with great potential just waiting to find his own signature and style in the sea of sounds yet to be navigated.