Album Review: contron – contron I

Jan 07 2013

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Our small and insignificant site has been contacted by someone asking us, and I suppose this ‘us’ is going to be me, to review his album. In the interest of full disclosure here is the message we received from this guy:

“hi there, my name’s connor and i’m a lo-fi bedroom pop songwriter from florida recording songs under the moniker contron. i’d be really hyped if you could take the time to review my music, here’s a link to my album, hope you dig it! i can also send mp3 attachments if you need em.”

First of all I take objection to the use of the word hyped. I don’t know exactly why but it seems insincere the way it is used there. Now let’s move onto things of substance. Contron? I suppose the name connor plays into it somehow but I don’t see what a Disney movie about a video game has to do with this music. I’m currently listening to the album on Bandcamp. I hear a lot of guitar strumming which reminds me of “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel. Now I will do a reaction to a lyric. I will tune into a lyrical phrase in 3, 2, 1,

“The truth is I think you’re worthless”

What a very broad and absolute statement. Something of no worth at all? Can that really be? There is something about a blueprint after but I tuned out in order to hear my awesome voice in my head. Now some slower song is playing. We have a pronounced bass line included….or at least bassier notes. It’s a nice addition which fills out the sound. Let’s take another look at some words as I believe this is the reason the guy made the album 3, 2, 1,

“Fade away, I wanted it to stay”

Man, how much weeping does this guy do? Make a bowl of Kraft Dinner and weep, wrestle an alligator and weep, sweep the inside of a jeep and weep. On his Tumblr the guy has posted another review, probably from some other unsuspecting schmuck he randomly solicited for album press, in which his music is compared to Bright Eyes and that Bright Eyes is the “paragons of bedroom musicianship”. I have never listened to Bright Eyes because I could never get over the name. I suspect this music is made for people who fall to their knees clutching their skulls and stating to themselves ‘why is the world so crazy’. On a positive note, the arrangements are nice and I’m sure someone somewhere will enjoy these songs, just not me, because I’m not a pussy. Heheheheh, just kidding there fella, don’t go weeping now. Hugs!


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One Response to Album Review: contron – contron I

  1. francine says:

    I really like the approach to a music review. I hope there are more of these to come.

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