Cosines - Commuter Love [VINYL]

by Rob Taylor Rating:8 Release Date:2014-05-12

Long commuter journeys can be cumbersome or a valuable respite, depending on perspective. This Cosines’ track makes it obvious which side of the equation they sit on. The “stupid job don’t give me no time” they sing on 'Commuter Love', a song less an ode to romance, more a lament over the loss of free time. The lyrics imply a weariness beneath the lustre of the music. 

The music chugs away at a finite pace, probably simulating the train service they so desperately want to avoid. As to musical influences, Mark Bolan and T-Rex immediately came to mind, but for modern comparisons, Goldfrapp’s dancier, synth-driven leanings would approximate the sound.   

B-side 'Disclosed Stories' veers away from the glam musical stylings of 'Commuter Love', and more in favour of perky, melodic pop, reminding me lot of 'Lazy Line Painter Jane' by Belle & Sebastian, an affective song with a winsome carnivale feeling, which I return to frequently. I similarly adore 'Disclosed Stories'.  

It's rare these days to come upon a track so assuredly given over to enjoyment. It has a jauntiness which is guaranteed to put a smirk on your face. Really looking forward to the album. 

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