Question: “Has it happened to you before / That your key it can’t lock the door?” The answer would be yes, and there’s probably a reasonable explanation! What about, “The number of steps was changed / In your stairway?” Ugh, well, that’s a bit tougher to rationalize to be honest. When weird things start to happen, you definitely question your sanity and ask yourself, ‘am I going crazy?’ That said, even if it seems unlikely, is it you or is it the world around you? Hmm, that thought provoking message is something that the record at hand, “Eat Me Alice” by ElectroMush explores. The artist says of “Eat Me Alice” that “sometimes it feels like you’ve gone loony and the entire world looks altered, looks weird. But another time, it’s like you are alright and the world has actually gone nuts.” In a way, it’s as if the record seeks to atone for self-doubt in regard to sanity and normalcy in a crazy world… something like that!
The songwriting on “Eat Me Alice” is utterly sublime – the crowning achievement by all means. Alice, of course, references Alice from Alice in Wonderland, which adds this weird, nonsensical, non-rational element to the song.
“Eat me Alice, you’ll be high
I’m your apple pie
Drink me gently in the sky
You have learned to fly.”
Just like in the book and many versions of the film, none of the things that happen make a lick of sense as Alice goes down the rabbit hole. Ultimately, the entire experience is incredibly psychological. So is this colorfully performed, produced, and written record, which instantly intrigues and leaves its audience thinking deeply after listening. It’s enigmatic and quite ear catching and certainly a welcome addition to this atonement-driven list.
Photo Credit: ElectroMush
About The Curator - Brent Faulkner
Slightly eccentric with interests that seem to know no ends, restless ‘Renaissance Man’ is the best way to characterize Brent Faulkner, a native of Kentucky. A certified music educator, multi-instrumentalist, and composer known for his incredibly sharp ear, he lives and breathes music of a variety of styles. In addition to passion for educating, performing, and writing music, he’s equally passionate blogging and writing about it, managing his own site, The Musical Hype (https://themusicalhype.com). When he’s not intensely analyzing music, you can find him reading or watching a movie, reality television or some sporting event.