SCOTT HARDWARE - “BOUND TOGETHER”
LABEL : TELEPHONE EXPLOSION
“Bound Together” is the first track from Scott Hardware since 2016’s Mutate Repeat Infinity, which finds the avant-pop artist combining acoustic instrumentations with deep electronic flourishes.
On “Bound Together” Hardware continues his quest to find the limit of what can be called ‘electronic music.’ Dusty pianos and heavy drums rub up against digital squeaks and squeals to dazzling effect, all anchored by a naked vocal performance.
Recorded live off the floor with Toronto scene heavy-hitters Carlyn Bezic (Ice Cream) and Simone Tisshaw-Baril (Highest Order, Tropics, Partner) as rhythm section, “Bound Together” feels warm and alive and is brought into another realm by the haunted backup-vocals of Deidre Nox.
Lyrically, the song follows the thought process of someone having been cut off from communication from a loved one. The song follows its narrator through embarrassment, to desperation to at last, resignation. At the song’s crescendo we hear Hardware justifying the mania : ‘(there’s) a million reasons why I need to hear my baby tell,” and then as if having given up: ‘he’s having the time of his life’.
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