MUSIC REVIEW: Flight of the Conchords and Digitalism
Long before Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, or Flight of the Conchords, as they’re better known, were the next hip thing on HBO, they were two ordinary musicians from New Zealand. Their musical comedy act took them across the globe and gained them recognition. First came a BBC radio series; then came the break that put them on the map: their HBO series, Flight of the Conchords.
Sub Pop Records, in conjunction with HBO, released an album of all the jams from the series that made you chuckle earlier this year, and they’re just as funky and funny off the screen. Here Bret and Jemaine use their musical talent to make you laugh, as well as dance on this funky collection of musical comedy songs. While you may not get all the jokes if you’ve never seen the show, you’ll still rock to the beat all the same.
Acid trips, rainbows and other quirky items have been used to create the most original and complex electro-indie album of the year. Digitalism showcases their brilliant talents in combining hot beats, great guitar solos and an off yet subtly brilliant noise machine on their album, Idealism. The album is sure to leave people wanting more from the band but after listening to the album, you can only ask: What could they possibly come up with next? If you like a subtle brilliance mixed in with an original DIY electro pop ditty then pick up the album.