Da Musically Inclined Bomb

DePauw University's First Year Seminar on Writing about Music

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Blue Man Group - The Complex

Blue Man Group released their second album, The Complex, April 22, 2006. The album includes fourteen heart pumping tracks. If you've never heard Blue Man Group before, you will be either amazed or bored with their constant beating of various instruments. With a song titled, Piano Smasher, just looking at the track list can give you an idea of what their music might sound like.

With Blue Man Groups "no vocals" idea... several new guest artist are introduced on this cd, including two well known artist; Dave Matthews in Sing Along, and Gavin Rossdale, of Bush, in The Current. All the guest artist add their own unique touch to Blue Man Groups already established music.

Whether you're looking for something to pump your radio or just get your blood moving, Blue Man Group has several different ways of going about it. About 1/2 of the album includes more "relaxing" (if it's kosher to use such a word when describing these guys) vocal songs, some are completely instrumental, and songs like Time to Start and Your Attention Please, focus on getting the audience up and moving!

This is a love or hate album... there's no in between. If your not into the new somewhat techno music ... the constant thumping might give you a headache. But, for all of you who enjoy listening to the hammering sound of trash cans, PVC tubes or anything in general ... rock on because this pulsating cd is just for you!


At 9/03/2006 8:52 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

I have to admit, I always viewed Blue Man Group as way to odd for me. But the way you describe them actually makes me interested in them.

At 9/03/2006 8:53 PM, Blogger Renee said...


At 9/03/2006 9:14 PM, Blogger Vera Lynn Waters said...

They sound pretty interesting. The last paragraph makes them sound kind of like a new age techno-ish Stomp, which could actually be pretty cool. By the way, I didn't understand your second paragraph at all.

At 9/03/2006 9:55 PM, Blogger Dennis Fuller said...

the blue man group is so amazing. god. so good.

At 9/03/2006 11:32 PM, Blogger Emily Rose said...

I liked how you were so blatant when you said "this is a love or hate album" because it makes me want to take the chance and listen to it. So, if it is bad, I can't blame anyone but myself.

At 9/03/2006 11:44 PM, Blogger Ferdinand_The_Bull_Smells_Flowers said...

Oh but you know what? I actually am inbetween. I think the music is impressive and awesome, but get somewhat of a headache anyway...

"For all of you who enjoy listening to the hammering sound of trash cnas, PVC tubes..."
I enjoyed that quote-and enjoyed thinking there is actually a group of people out there classified as "Those who enjoy the hammering soun dof trash cans and PVC pipes"


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