Review: Thunderegg – Cosmos

In the grand scheme of things, there’s no arguing we are but tiny specs on a marble being carried around on a cat’s collar for an intergalactic game of marbles played by giant squid-like creatures. That’s science. You can’t argue science.

Science also supports the never-ending captivation we find in both the universe and San Francisco based Thunderegg. It is only fitting their latest is a marriage of both scientifically-bound curiosities.

In a quirky, but genuine, execution, poetic pleasantries drift amongst the cosmic alt-pop fittingly named Cosmos, an introspective dance of love and the vastness of the world around us, with all the unexplained questions we ask ourselves, and more specifically, how those two are not all that different.

What science can’t explain, however, is how Thunderegg’s latest album is able to capture that feeling of being alone with your thoughts, heartache, and dreams, all while being surrounded by people.

Imagine if “The Big Bang Theory” had a soundtrack equivalent to that of “Scrubs”. The results would be Cosmos; and that is a great thing. The album speaks to the drifting wonder we all experience in various stages of our lives. From love, to everyday life, to abstract quandaries, there are levels to each track that draw you in and almost, with the exception of “Math Song,” hand deliver an “ah-ha” moment that is just entertaining and full of surprise.

If you’ve ever laid on your lawn on a summer evening staring at the stars, asking yourself questions that only you care to explore, you’ve experience what Cosmos has put into music. The airy, purposeful presence of Thunderegg is no stranger to what we find in their latest release. It is superficially bright and cheery, but as you start to focus in on the sound you find a meaning that will leave your head in an entirely other place. For their latest, what ultimately becomes a wonderful reflection of a life that could very well be your own transpires over the course of eleven tracks, but as the record fades, we’re left outside looking in on the Cosmos.

Greg is a co-founder and regular contributor of Nanobot Rock.

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