Edison Glass’s name represents “the hypothetical collaboration of Thomas Alva Edison and Philip Glass.” So, imagine the merger between an inventor with over a thousand patents under his belt and a musical composer often revered for his “minimalist” tendencies, and deemed by many as one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. The result paints an aspiration for a band that seems to know what it is determined to accomplish; creative, intuitive music that pushes the mundane boundaries of mass media.
“Time is Fiction” does exactly that. Edison Glass’s sophomore album features many aspects of music that haven’t yet been popularized but still resonate true and smooth. One of these interesting aspects is the complexity of having two singers in full voice on the album. This ground breaking revelation is rarely heard, or attempted by most bands.
The tranquility of the music on “Time is Fiction” effectively masks the underlying theme of the album. The album seems to explore the belief that there is more to everything, that there is no reason to be satisfied with any answer. Guitarist James Usher’s personal feelings seem to coincide with this; “When I’m surrounded with creativity and experimentation I feel more in touch with God.”
“Time is Fiction” is an album that strives to push the limit concerning creativity and experimentation. This is done while stylistically wrapping the music in a very beautiful package that illustrates perseverance, disbelief and fantasy; all the while keeping the listener bewildered by the innocence of it all.
release date: Tuesday, February 5, 2008