Thursday, October 24, 2013

“All Your Love Is Gone” by Boxed In – A Song Review

     We didn’t appreciate the offerings of LCD Soundsystem until late in the game. It was only after good friends (Bob and Nancy) invited us to join them in attending an Arcade Fire concert. LCD Soundsystem opened for Arcade Fire and opened that music-acceptance portion of our minds to their sounds. All too soon afterward, LCD Soundsystem was no more.

     Maybe being Johnny-come-latelies (Johnnys-come-lately???) to the party brings a greater appreciation for songs that remind us of LCD Soundsystem. 
     And that finally brings us to the first release of Boxed In (it's the first if you exclude remixes, as we do). The song “All Your Love Is Gone” uses a repetitive pattern of only a few piano keys to very effectively establish and maintain a cadence. Yes, other instruments play a critical role in keeping the listener’s attention and providing a motivation to return to song. But the repetitive pattern is the salient feature of the song. This is the same description we would use for LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends.” Both songs are embedded below.

     "All Your Love Is Gone" by Boxed In

     "All My Friends" by LCD Soundsystem - this is the background music to the below video.

     Boxed In is Oli Bayston, who hales from London. According to the Facebook page of Boxed In, joining Bayston in the song “All Your Love Is Gone” were Liam Hutton (drums) and Mark Nicholls (bass). Unfortunately, there is no website for Boxed In, so it is difficult to obtain much information.

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