With its 2 bar cowbell intro ‘Sex & Trainwrecks’ might have gone in a different direction but, true to form, it quickly becomes familiar Aldo Buzzi fare. The tune takes a melancholy theme and punctuates it rhythmically with a post-punk architecture and a Caribbean undertone. As regards the lyrics the listener asks who are the victims? The rule of ‘poetic license’ is applied heavily and as always in Aldo’s material there may not be any ‘straight line’ lyrical commentary – whereas one might associate the sound of a train wreck with a cacophony of screeching, crushing and twisting metal this track maintains a steady rhythmic 4/4 beat -train wrecks are probably not agreeable to rhythmic consonance.
The intertwining instrumental layering is familiar and against the cadence of the lyrics we are met with an Edgar Allen Poe-esque tapestry of the dead possibly dreaming and the question answers itself by asking if the dead still dream. It’s an interesting set-up of superpositions as our subjects appear (at least in the words) to be both dead and alive. Thus a moderately tempered tune has more depth than the main thematic material implies. This listener found it a little trancy and ‘retro’ – I hear ‘post punker’ ghosts responding and the outro of this tune is in lock-step with the very movement that gave it life. – Joezworld June 2019
Sex an Trainwrecks
When you’re in the coffin of life. What do you dream when you’re feet under?
The 4th song on “This is My Life” inspired by the Paul McCartney album “Egypt Station”. There is one song on Paul’s album that I really liked that was, I guess the most commercial successful song on that album, “Come On to Me”. I enjoyed the back and fourth melody’s that inspired me to right this song–Laughingly I first called the song Come On Paul McCartney – Well obviously I changed the name of the song to Come On Come On.
Here is the second song of my new release, “Sex an Trainwrecks”
There are two main themes to this song, one is obvious – Sex and Trainwrecks the name of the song in which we all want to see and can’t resist. Then we commingled another tantalizing thought “Do you dream when you’re Dead!” A mixing of lyrical idea’s to spark some imagination with a blend of some interesting guitar and synthesizer modulations that create’s a song that moves and flows right to the finish with that one overwhelming question???
As promised every few days I will do a video to speak about each song on my new album release “This is My Life”. I will talk a bit about the idea’s for each song, when I wrote it, some back ground notes and story about each song. This first video is about the title track of the album appropriately named as the title “This is My Life”.
This will all lead up to the release of the album on June 15th. The album will be available on Spotify, Itunes, Youtube Music among many other download sites. It will also be available in CD on https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/aldobuzzi