Dirty Projectors - ‘About to Die’ EP + Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port
Ingredients: Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port.
Mixing Instructions: Pour in a port glass and serve.
Notes: During our honeymoon trip to Paris, my wife and I visited the famous modern art mecca, Le Centre Pompidou. One of the exhibits was a series of staged rooms that were to be viewed through small portals with room only for eyes and nose. The effect was that of being a fly on the wall taking in various musty life-scenes frozen in time: kitchens with overflowing dishes, 60’s mod living rooms with ash trays and lime green furniture, etc. When listening to the About to Die EP, David Longstreth & Co. seem to be staging in the listener’s mind a series of life-scenes, filled with white hospital sheets, knotty pines, handcuffs, seat belts — all reminders of life’s contraints and the constant shadow of death; a somewhat sour air of inevitability. Maybe…but, for now we are alive…so we drink tawny port and we rejoice in the hilarious beauty of it all.