One listen for this one.
I tried writing about this song a few hours ago and I couldn’t get it to work. I was stuck on the start and I was finding difficulty in getting the first words out.
Came back and jumped right in and the start came out quite easily. Then the whole thing seemed to flow outward.
Margin’s “Things Fall Apart” is from Divide.
I hope you enjoy.
Snare rolls on in before switching to a steady kick thump. Guitar plays gingerly over the beat and bass emphasises the connection by forming a bridge. There’s a tenderness and a fragility, and a sense of sadness. Maybe it is grief.
Another guitar plays something a little faster and slowly comes into view as the sounds keep moving forward. Some more percussion appears at specific points, quiet and distant. Then, a pause and silence.
Suddenly all the instruments come back into view and into focus. Louder, though still with space and still quiet in a sense they play onward, weaving a sombre state though choosing not to wallow and instead continuing on.
Instruments pull away and stretch out whilst one guitar continues onward. Then percussion comes back in and both the bass and other guitar play around. Soon the one continuing onward slows and finds more space within itself as it becomes quieter. Soon the other instruments settle, leaving the bass.
The percussion strikes out at points, keeping the idea of a frame in mind, but more as a suggestion than anything else. Guitars appear at the edges, looking in and onward as the bass continues playing its melody. The mood remains as was before, though perhaps drier and a little more bitter. Perhaps there is a lament for what was.
Soon the bass shifts and becomes a little thicker. The instruments return for one final moment, quiet, and soon fade out as the song ends.