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CD REVIEW: The Workers - Theatre Of The Distraught
By Jean-Baptiste Collinet - 11/05/2010 - 04:41 PM EDT

Artist: Daniel Greenwald
Album: Theatre Of The Distraught
Label: Blitzkrieg Music / Gingerbread boy music
Genre: Experimental
Technical Grade: 8/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 9/10
Commercial Value: 10/10
Overall Talent Level: 10/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Performance Skill: 8/10
Weakness: Too few songs, perhaps?
CD Review: "Theatre Of The Distraught" came to me as an alien in the musical world.

I love aliens.

Fortunately, Daniel Greenwald (The Workers' "mainman") sent me a letter with his piece of work, which helped me understand.

Please do send me letters with your CDs, not only is it pleasing but also informative (and it gives you bonus points!)

Is it a CD, or an EP? Four songs only is not something I call common!

As soon as I received the CD, I read the booklet included. It put a huge smile on my face. Lots of good vibes there, although it's about being distraught. I read the lyrics before listening to the music, and couldn't help but imagine how they fit to the music I was about to listen to.

One aspect struck me: it is so easy to relate to it that I find it to be universal and timeless. I thought deeply about the first song, not because I wanted it, but because it wanted me to! Oddly enough, I thought about James Hetfield (yes, Metallica again!) His straightforward yet not shallow way of writing. So similar, and so great!

When I came to discover the music, I was astounded. I never heard such piece of art. The listen was brief but intense. The workers have a story to tell about themselves as human beings, but also as musicians. Excellent musicians.

I wonder if there can be more congruency in a CD. The music fits the lyrics, the lyrics fit the music, and what I just mentioned perfectly reflect the cover artwork.

Strange object...terribly addictive.You have been warned!




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