#2. Timber Timbre - Creep On Creeping On
I haven’t shut up about Timber Timbre all year. Three shows, three blog posts, and an absolutely astounding number of plays, Creep On Creepin’ On will forever be remembered as the soundtrack of my 2011. I know you aren’t surprised.
One thing I have noticed since falling in love with this album is how much I hear its dark influence finding its way into other things. You can hear that creepiness creeping on along into albums like Watch The Throne (listen to the end of No Church In the Wild and tell me that doesn’t sound like a Taylor Kirk influence). Timber Timbre has started something that isn’t going to stop.
Creep On Creepin’ On is such an impressively cohesive whole. It is the perfect blend of old familiar and nostalgic sounds yet it is so perfectly new, unique and noteably different. It is full of subtle themes, instrumentally, melodically and lyrically that all fit together so perfectly—flowing in and out of one another, reminding us over and over what Timber Timbre is all about. I have come to seriously adore each and every track on this album so very very much, but it is without a doubt best heard as a whole, as the Timber Timbre experience.
I don’t want to go on and on about this, because we have done that a lot this year. You can read about why we love Timber Timbre here, here or here.
Creep On Creepin’ On has however made me feel a vast spectrum of things this year and the juxtapostition of those feelings is quite striking. I will share a few things that this album has made me feel, which includes but is not limited to fear, comfort, hypnosis, goosepumps, hope, sadness, joy and above all, inspiration. Creep On Creepin’ On has become, for me, a ritual in and of itself.
It’s a bad bad ritual, but it calms me down.