Skeletons - Money
Skeletons, the shape-shifting post-rock project of Matt Mehlan, create oblique sonic worlds perched somewhere between sickly-sweet pop confessionals and the fever-pitch abstractions of out-jazz and experimental electronica. While the group’s idiosyncratic pop vision falls just short of a comfortable familiarity, their always unpredictable, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach guarantees never to be boring. MONEY, the Skeleton’s third album, is even more ambitious in concept and execution than previous efforts; stretching the notion of the financial plight of the “starving artist” in the big city across ten thematically-tied tracks. This is the 2LP vinyl version.