“Old Buggy Now” talks about taking trips in a car. That’s enough for me to love it. I’m totally jamming out in my chair right now listening to this and reminiscing on all the carefree trips I’ve taking in my old buggy of a Mitsubishi Endeavor. I love this song! This is dance rock. I’m glad he tagged it as art rock. I’ve been trying to promote the genre “art punk” lately. This is a little more art rock than art punk.
“Ascension” is probably the most interesting track on his album, called “Ithaca” on Bandcamp. His storytelling and vocal technique really comes out on this one. He asks questions with no answers. He contemplates on beautiful thoughts with no resolutions. That synth sounds amazing.
Michael Guy Bowman has described “Ithaca” as a mix of songs both personal and abstrat. Songs like I’ve described are great and very uptempo. Then songs like “Noun” take over the more serious side of Ithaca. I can’t help but think that the red tints on Michael Guy Bowman’s Bandcamp page are totally appropriate. This is a very red sounding album.
Bowman is playing at SXSW, and if you have the opportunity to see his music there or anywhere else, you should totally go for it.