Music Finds #10 – Lynch the Devil

Music Finds

“Music Finds” is a new series, with new posts here on the blog each Wednesday. The concept is as follows:
As I listen to a lot of music, I from time to time finds a piece that sticks out, sometimes because it’s quirky, mixed two very unlikely genres, unlikely instruments, or just damn right having an awesome sound. Expect any kind of genre to appear here. These songs is what I will be sharing with you in these posts called “Music Finds”
But really it’s mostly a segment about some of my most played songs of the past week.”

Last time on Music Finds I took a look back. Today I won’t walk the line in the same manner of nostalgia, but we will be having some aspects of the past to consider today as well. First a story.

During my prime interest in Visual Kei and Japanese music, I was constantly searching for new bands – anything goes, which is a great attitude that helps one discover new music, but also new angles. However, as I grew more and more familiar with the scene over the years, my hunt for the unknown got trapped in a cage of bliss and satisfaction with what I already found (something that now days is a warning sign – always push yourself to discover more) and so my interest in “new” band faded. It was during this time that several bands really took my acquaintances with storm, which I never heard.

One of those bands were lynch. – and I didn’t check them out until now.
Which is a pity.

The music finds of this week is their song DEVIL.

This song is very riff-driven, being mainly based on the intro. That is also what catched my interest to begin with, next to the English/Japanese chorus. Of course it also has a breakdown to change things up.
To be honest, this is in no way an extra ordinary song, but it got fast paced energy that get you going!

But it is a gruesome reminder of how much music there is out there that I might appreciate but never hear.

#9 – Oldies but Goldies
#8 – Gotta have that ‘oumpf’

#7 – “The Visualist from OZ”

#6 – A French Danse
#5 – Post-rock
#4 – Japanese Anti-Hero
#3 – Reggae meets metal
#2 – Korean Idols?
#1 – Steampunk Sing-along

13 Responses to “Music Finds #10 – Lynch the Devil

  • The story you describe about not looking for new things and feeling content in what you know; it’s very familiar. I think this belongs to one of your other posts, the one about workflow. This happens when you’ve been in a specific place and sort of locked yourself in it. It happens, it’s part of the process and progress oddly enough. The flow is a mysterious thing, sometimes we have to take the long road round to find our path again. It’s just how it is. No shortcuts in life. It’s pretty much, live and learn.

    You can’t catch them all. ;) There will always be those songs that escapes you until you find them. It is a gruesome reminder though.

    I think this song is kind of rare for not trying to be extraordinary. That certainly is appealing to me. The energy of the music and feel of the vocals and lyrics is in itself rather special. If the music had been too special that would have destroyed the overall feel. Therefore I think it’s well balanced.

    This song is devilish sweet. And what do I mean by that?
    I’m not sure… Except to say it’s got a sweet ambivalence between “freedom” and passion. On the one hand “I know I can do this on my own” and on the other hand “please kill me, I love you”. The music gives the same ambivalent feeling. Until the end when it becomes a bit more clear through expressed longing and the question:
    “I can’t wait anymore
    will you stay close to me?”

    This is one of the sweetest ways to describe the much complex emotion of love. It don’t have that sense of being tied down or dragged into domestication which is a common enough theme. Extremely liberating if you ask me! It’s more mature, therefore also much more appealing and interesting. Seems to me to be more about expressing how hard it can be to love someone. Especially if you don’t feel sure where you stand as yet. However the overall feel is, I can do this! I ain’t afraid to love, I’m just scared that the you won’t stay close to the me, for there’s also an element of other temptations. But instead of it being the common jealousy, this is focused on the desire to be chosen. That is special!
    It’s part extremely loving and sweet and part devilish in its insecurity and deep desire to love and be loved.

    The ending is just… a dream. I mean who doesn’t want to hear that? Strong emotions expressed in any form are always pretty!

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