As we speed-surf the choppy seas of YouTube in search of new sounds, two minutes spent watching a music video can actually feel like a serious time commitment. So what happens when a chunk of music asks for two hours of our lives?
That’s the running time of “Themes for an Imaginary Film,” an expansive and enchanting new album by Symmetry, a collective of musicians assembled by Johnny Jewel of the Portland, Ore., neo-disco duo Glass Candy. Last year, Jewel contributed a handful of stylish electro-pop songs to the soundtrack of “Drive,” a very real film starring the hunky and ubiquitous Ryan Gosling. Here, Jewel has delivered 36 tracks of his most evocative avant-pop yet. “Your life is the film,” the album’s liner notes declare, “this is the soundtrack.”
Read the full review from today’s Washington Post, here.