Australia - Full Moon 102 - 01/25/05
This Is Where I Keep It
Clever Bedsit Records
Clever Bedsit seems like an apt name for a record label that releases a record like this one
of minimalistc, home-produced songs by one Simon Kean.
"My Beautiful Blue" starts with the shocking line "I
promise you those bruises wont show in the morning" and describes an abusive relationship.
The creepy feeling is evoked by the slowly unfurling music too. "Token Fuck Off Song" is a clever
little song about hatred and hurt. "Bind" has the lines "Watching
porn for the blind/phone sex for the deaf". Ah Mr. Kean, you're wry.
Kean's method of almost casually whispering about the obscenities and the cruelty we people are
capable of works alarmingly well. The closing "Stendahl" is less bleak than the other songs but
hardly offers much hope.
It really is clever bedsit music.
Copyright © 2005 Anna Maria Stjärnell