For me to get the most enjoyment out of something, being in the mood for it will go a long way. When it comes to music being in the right mood to listen to certain style music will go so far as to make me like or dislike a song. If I’m depressed I don’t want to listen to a happy feel good song, same goes if I heard a sad song while in a great mood, either way would make me change the song. Which is why when I first started to listen to Eliot Lipp’s new album ‘Shark, Wolf, Rabbit, Snake’ I thought I would not like it because I was not in the mood to listen to electronic.
What a shock it was to me to find out that my mood had changed from not really wanting to listen to the album to actually having fun while listening. The songs are nothing new in the form of electronic music. Each one features songs that comprise mainly of instrumentals with a few moments of some vocals. When there are vocals being used in the songs, it’s a female singing them, the lyrics repeat a lot, and they are done in short phrases rather than telling a story. Along with that, there are the typical sounds being used, the odd sounds that seem random, the keyboards, the drawn out notes, and the electric sound being put to the songs. Not to be left out but the tempo of the songs are quick paced, giving them the energy that’s needed to feed anyone that would be wanting to dance to strobbing lights.
Though all of these are well played, the songs are full of energy, and they are formatted well to create a good song, they were not the reason I enjoyed them as much as I did. Eliot Lipp made his songs full of energy but they don’t sound as if they have been given a shot of nitrous. The songs perked me up, where before I started to listen I was a little bored and a bit dozy, I started to feel like I was ready to have some fun. The level of energy is kept through all the songs on the album but the only downside to this was that the album felt more like one long song rather than 14 separate songs. Shark, Wolf, Rabbit, Snake might not be a CD that I would play right before going to bed but it would work great for getting ready for a night out with the friends.