“Stop Making Sense” by Mating Ritual – A Song Review
Initially, we wondered if it was commentary on the current political environment – “You’re always at your best when you’re not making sense.” No, Mating Ritual was not politically motivated during the writing or recording of “Stop Making Sense.” The two brothers from Los Angeles were more concerned with generating a strong song that reflected the different but compatible musical sensibilities of the pair.
Mating Ritual is Ryan Marshall Lawhon and Taylor Lawhon. Taylor’s love is for 80’s Synth Pop, while Ryan is more aligned with Post-Punk. “Stop Making Sense” is a song in which Taylor’s tastes are more apparent. On the other hand, the guitar in “Low Light” more clearly shows Ryan’s influences. Both songs are embedded in this post, as is “Light Myself On Fire,” which is the title track of their recently released sophomore album.
Mating Ritual is scheduled to visit San Francisco on June 23, 2018. For ticket information to the show at the Brick & Mortar, CLICK HERE.