When scientists get involved with music you can get some really weird combinations. So what kind of music could you expect from somebody who holds an honors degree in Molecular Biology?
Something over-complicated and flashy, some might say. Yet, on the other hand, it all matters where the inspiration comes from. Sure, that music could be complex, but at the same time quite listenable and enjoyable.
Take one such example that comes from Australia. The gentleman who goes under the name of Tenuous Threads has come up with a mini-album/EP bearing the title Mettle.
Quite a fitting title, actually. Like the definition of the term itself, Mr. Threads has the ability to meet a challenge or persevere under demanding circumstances. Like making complex and at the same time interesting music, somewhere in his studio located in the hills that separate the coastline of eastern Australia from the vast interior.
What immediately becomes obvious listening to the five tracks here is that Tenuous Threads ties in quite a few musical threads here. From Miles Davis’ mood pieces to the same mood pieces created by the likes of Trent Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, as well as the psych flourishes of his compatriots Tame Impala.
And yet, all the time you get indications and inspirations, where Tenuous Threads actually ties them into his own, personal visions, where, just like every good scientist, he gives references, without over-quoting others.
Can you call this music prog? Sure, but place it on the good side of that genre.
Tenuous Threads – ‘Mettle’ Reaction
Australian artist Tenuous Threads has come up with a good combination of science and music on his 'Mettle' release.