I Am Gemini
Author: Hal Horowitz
02/23/2012 | American Songwriter | www.americansongwriter.com | Record Review
Call it an indie rock opera or, if that's too dated, a movie for the ears, but Cursive frontman Tim Kasher has created a conceptual, innovative and challenging album that combines his already edgy music with an obtuse, often bizarre story. Lyrics are written as if spoken by various characters (serious listeners will need to follow with a libretto) in this biblically based story of estranged twin brothers separated at birth, one good/one evil that includes references to Cain and Able and twin sisters conjoined at the head. Musically this is complex prog/math rock with intricate arrangements, pounding drums, dueling guitars and no solos. It's all as heavy and convoluted as it sounds, but the playing and production is top notch and those looking for an adventurous, unpredictable ride will appreciate Cursive's sheer depth of vision.