Ripe

by Medusa's Disco

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    ~“Let me save you with this record.
    Let me put the headphones on for you, and smile while you listen.
    Cut to your point of view, watch me smile while you listen.
    Hear that?
    That’s the sound of you becoming a better person.”
    [-quote from Olivia Gatwood’s viral spoken word ‘Manic Pixi Dream Girl’]~
    In their April 2nd 2017 full-length release ‘Ripe’ Medusa’s Disco doesn’t waste more than 4 seconds on subjective neutrality before smoldering off in a shameless –yet accessible- counterculture direction, with the nearly eight minutes of unconventional intrigue that is opening track ‘State of Mind’. Making sure their stage is firmly set on a platform political in its levels unapologetic self-respect, kindled time, and inferno of applause-worthy experimentation and attention to detail, that holds focus and relevancy throughout. Logical but undictated progression takes ‘State of Mind’ into ‘Twisted Dentist’ [#2], in which long-term fans of the band will immediately recognize the quirk of Alex Augment’s beats and as the band’s cult class “Novocaine” –Now matured, and brought to a higher resolution under the masterful production combination of David Patterson II and MD frontman Wynton Huddle, along with Patterson’s positively genius mix work. ‘Otherwise’ [#3] will also strike a familiar chord –no pun intended- with Medusa’s’ followers or enthusiasts of Prava Studios -who MD had released with back in 2015; Flourishing in contradiction between a particularly head-bobbing bassline from Tyler Smith, overall deceptive buoyancy, and a suicidal holocaust of human emotion.
    ‘Divine’ [#4] abruptly dials back the tempo, dignity in spaciousness, taking time in a hearth fire of harmony, and exhaustedly spiteful peace. ‘Give Up’ [#5], brings a moment steady in identity, yet with a delightful low-key nod to the structural brilliance of old-school experimental heavy weights, such as the various parts of ‘Shine on You Crazy Diamond’ off Pink Floyd’s 1975 release ‘Wish You Were Here’; Making it an album standout as a calming spin on the question of human resilience –as guarded as it is intimate.
    Interest isn’t lost on the chatoyant shift into ‘Atomic 7’ [#6] -another standout- and excellent capture of the bands vibe and writing, in the form of a passionate range of cosmic commentary.
    ‘Ode to SEEDS’ [#7] gets served a surprising almost 90s era Savatage riff, that you have to love Hunter Root and Wynton Huddle a little bit more for, and self-highlighting lyric in the form of a beautifully articulated “Death. By. One. Kiss”. ‘Whatshisface from Whatevertown’ [#8] -the only known MD song to be well described and as dismissive as the title implies- holds as a lighter “idgaf” implication, and debatably the most casual, bonfire feeling of the entire album. A fresh-intro’d take on ‘Beautiful Creature’ [#9] closes, pulling at heart strings, screaming out to the skylines of your perception, yet as vibrant and warm as a late summer sunset.
    Ripe stands as a powerful statement of artistic passion, and legitimate ability; heavy, raw, unconventional, dark, incredibly human; a fierce alternative + psych rock testimony to personal life experience, and the potential of millennial underground scenes. Music that was meant to be written, from men who play as though their lives depend on it.
    Utterly devoid of bullshit, fanfaronade, filler, and predictability.
    This is not a 2.5 minute per song, whiny hipster rock record; Nor for the faint of heart.
    [10/10.] Take note.
    Source: youcanfindmeontheedge.tumblr.com/post/159253331893/medusas-disco-ripe-album-review-disclaimer
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In their April 2nd 2017 full-length release ‘Ripe’ Medusa’s Disco doesn’t waste more than 4 seconds on subjective neutrality before smoldering off in a shameless –yet accessible- counterculture direction, with the nearly eight minutes of unconventional intrigue that is opening track ‘State of Mind’. Making sure their stage is firmly set on a platform political in its levels unapologetic self-respect, kindled time, and inferno of applause-worthy experimentation and attention to detail, that holds focus and relevancy throughout. Logical but undictated progression takes ‘State of Mind’ into ‘Twisted Dentist’ [#2], in which long-term fans of the band will immediately recognize the quirk of Alex Augment’s beats and as the band’s cult class “Novocaine” –Now matured, and brought to a higher resolution under the masterful production combination of David Patterson II and MD frontman Wynton Huddle, along with Patterson’s positively genius mix work. ‘Otherwise’ [#3] will also strike a familiar chord –no pun intended- with Medusa’s’ followers or enthusiasts of Prava Studios -who MD had released with back in 2015; Flourishing in contradiction between a particularly head-bobbing bassline from Tyler Smith, overall deceptive buoyancy, and a suicidal holocaust of human emotion.
‘Divine’ [#4] abruptly dials back the tempo, dignity in spaciousness, taking time in a hearth fire of harmony, and exhaustedly spiteful peace. ‘Give Up’ [#5], brings a moment steady in identity, yet with a delightful low-key nod to the structural brilliance of old-school experimental heavy weights, such as the various parts of ‘Shine on You Crazy Diamond’ off Pink Floyd’s 1975 release ‘Wish You Were Here’; Making it an album standout as a calming spin on the question of human resilience –as guarded as it is intimate.
Interest isn’t lost on the chatoyant shift into ‘Atomic 7’ [#6] -another standout- and excellent capture of the bands vibe and writing, in the form of a passionate range of cosmic commentary.
‘Ode to SEEDS’ [#7] gets served a surprising almost 90s era Savatage riff, that you have to love Hunter Root and Wynton Huddle a little bit more for, and self-highlighting lyric in the form of a beautifully articulated “Death. By. One. Kiss”. ‘Whatshisface from Whatevertown’ [#8] -the only known MD song to be well described and as dismissive as the title implies- holds as a lighter “idgaf” implication, and debatably the most casual, bonfire feeling of the entire album. A fresh-intro’d take on ‘Beautiful Creature’ [#9] closes, pulling at heart strings, screaming out to the skylines of your perception, yet as vibrant and warm as a late summer sunset.
Ripe stands as a powerful statement of artistic passion, and legitimate ability; heavy, raw, unconventional, dark, incredibly human; a fierce alternative + psych rock testimony to personal life experience, and the potential of millennial underground scenes. Music that was meant to be written, from men who play as though their lives depend on it.
Utterly devoid of bullshit, fanfaronade, filler, and predictability.
This is not a 2.5 minute per song, whiny hipster rock record; Nor for the faint of heart.
[10/10.] Take note.
Source: youcanfindmeontheedge.tumblr.com/post/159253331893/medusas-disco-ripe-album-review-disclaimer

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Track Name: State of Mind
Oh I had a dream, a dream that dreamt me,
But maybe it's just my state of mind.
Like cold ice cream on hot summers day,
I'm crazy it's just another sign.
Oh, it's all in my mind, it's all in my mind,
It's all in my mind.

Oh I had a dream, no not nightmare,
But baby it comes and goes in waves.
Like hot summer days, still burning your skin,
But maybe this peace comes from within,
Lord, it comes from within,
I said, it comes from within,
It comes from within.

Seething, Breathing
Seeing, Believing,
Breaking, creating,
and it's love I'm not making.
The People are snapping, the building's collapsing,
Your brain is relapsing, insane.

I hope we won't allow you to stand,
Now you have too much power in your hands,
Cowards in Wolf Suites, they're haunting and hounding,
I find it astounding, your chains.

The comfort cosmic womb,
unlocks the clocks and tombs,
your mind is like a spell,
cast yourself to hell.

Oh I had a dream, a dream that dreamt me,
But maybe it's just my state of mind,
It's the state of my mind,
The state of my mind,
It's the state.

Living without a sign,
Exist beyond your time,
making love to mankind,
it's the state of my mind,
It's the state.
Track Name: Twisted Dentist (Novocaine)
Piece of mind, feel my pain,
Feels all the same,
Piece of mind, feel no pain,
Feels all the same,
My face is achin' thanks to yanking in my tooth,
It doesn't matter to you.

Novocaine, release your pain,
Yes, the chemistry of brains affecting me today,
It's everywhere, in your hair,
No, I don't believe, I care I'm sure I have a spare,

Novocaine, Novocaine came.

It's in my blood, shot a dud,
Yes, I see it in your soul, I know you have the toll,
It's everything, release your pain,
Yes, the chemistry of brains effecting me today.
Track Name: Otherwise
Two Separate roads under a black sky,
Whichever way I choose, I see my own demise,
So right here I stand, trying to think things through,
Never knew what a nightmare was until all my dreams came true,
Inkless pens, Broken Strings,
Dried up paint, angel wings,
don't know what it's worth til there's a price,
Well-
Don't you tell me otherwise, don't you tell me otherwise,
whichever way I choose, I see my own demise,
Don't you tell me otherwise, don't you tell me otherwise,
Whichever way I go, I see my own demise,

So I wandered down the path less ventured by most,
The only object in my way is this holy ghost,
These problems that I kept inside, started eating me alive,
Got the passion, lack the drive,
Another death that I've defied.

Don't you tell me otherwise, don't you tell me otherwise,
whichever way I choose, I see my own demise,
Don't you tell me otherwise, don't you tell me otherwise,
Whichever way I go, I see my own demise,

Well I fell down when I caught you and I searched for dome reasons,
Found peace in my seasons,
And left you with nothing new.
Watch your eyes, girl,
now hear your ears,
Don't you try cuz the less it will become clear.
Otherwise...

Two Separate roads under a black sky,
Whichever way I choose, I see my own demise,
So right here I stand, trying to think things through,
Never knew what a nightmare was until all my dreams came true.
Track Name: Divine
Lost Cause, tossed dolls,
Running into walls.
Talks slow, haunting like a lantern burning low,
Much too small to glow.

Please don't mind me,
While I ask you why you lie inside catastrophe.
Your perception, your demise,
your infection, no surprise,
I would like to steal your lies and shove them in your eyes.
Don't wait til you die,
To become divine.

Dull ache, earth shakes,
Birth of more mistakes,
talks slow, haunting like a lantern burning low,
Much too small to glow.

Please don't mind me,
While I ask you why you lie inside catastrophe.
Your perception, your demise,
your infection, no surprise,
I would like to steal your lies and shove them in your eyes.
Don't wait til you die,
To become divine.

Numbers and letters and time,
Dumb is a better design,
don't believe the sign,
I don't mind you taking my time.


Please don't mind me,
While I ask you why you lie inside catastrophe.
Your perception, your demise,
your infection, no surprise,
I would like to steal your lies and shove them in your eyes.
Don't wait til you die,
To become divine.
To become divine.
To become divine.
Track Name: Give Up
Why.
Why are we born to die?
Rot from inside, just to feel alive.
Speech; all these words we say,
They will all drift away,
Shit, all we have's tonight.

Why don't you just give up? (Oh just give up)
You just give up, (Oh just give up)
You give it up, (Oh just give up)
You just give up,
Why don't you just give up?

You give and you give and you give it up,
You give and you give and you give it up,
You give and you give and you give it up,
You give and you give lord, Why don't you just give?

Skipping stones between these bones of memories,
The age it always finds some life of human kind,
Yeah.
Track Name: Atomic 7
Want to,
Want to be your high,
Actors dying in real life.
Want to,
Want to be your high,
Actors are dying in real life.
In real life.

I breathe our air, it tastes like dirt,
For that's our worth, our mother earth,
The sun the sky, it comes to life,
Eat out our eyes, eat out our eyes.

And then you took me by surprise,
I saw the life inside your eyes,
And through the darkest side of light,
This song it comes to life.

Who's this being in your skin?
It's the home you're living in.
Separate and decompose,
Where we go still no one knows.
If I had a word to say,
The spirit grows the body stays,
The only thing we have is time,
So let it go leave it behind.

Want to,
Want to be your high,
Actors dying in real life.
Track Name: Ode to SEEDS
These strings we twist,
Prove I exist.
Enlist in bliss,
Death by one kiss.

This air we breathe,
helps me believe.
Track Name: Whatshisface from Whatevertown
Once upon a time this place,
didn't have to reach for grace,
Probably don't, but did you know?
You can learn to leave my heart and take to stone.
Playful as I throw the ball,
Wouldn't care if I would fall,
I don't mind the empty sheets,
It don't mean a thing, it's just a thing to me.

You don't have to learn to change your mind for me,
I would like to learn to make your heart skip beats,
Make your heart skip beats,
Make your heart skip beats,
Make your heart skip.

You don't have to learn to change your mind for me,
(You don't have to learn to change your mind for me)
You don't have to learn.

It's just Whatshisface from Whatevertown.
Track Name: Beautiful Creatures
I am no lover,
And I am no fighter,
For I am the holy ghost.
You're digging it deeper,
For I am the sleeper,
I'm sucking upon my host.
It screamed.

The burden we carried,
Until we were buried,
No name is on the grave,
Because I am a demon, helpless I'm screaming:
I ain't no soul to save.
Yeah.

You're always calling it rain...
You're always calling it rain,
Sun is out the same,
You're always caught in a rain cloud.
I think it's starting to rain,
Thunder lightning pain,
I think it's starting to rain,
I think it's starting to rain.
You're a beautiful creature,
You're a beautiful creature,
You're a beautiful creature.
Like the earth is your teacher,
You're a wonderful feature,
You're a beautiful creature.
Get down.

You're always calling it rain...
You're always calling it rain,
Sun is out the same,
You're always caught in a rain cloud.
I think it's starting to rain,
Thunder lightning pain,
I think it's starting to rain,
I think it's starting to rain.
You're a beautiful creature,
You're a beautiful creature,
You're a beautiful creature.
Like the earth is your teacher,
You're a wonderful feature,
You're a beautiful creature.

You're a beautiful creature,
You're a beautiful creature,
You're a beautiful creature,
You're a beautiful creature.
Like the earth is your teacher,
You're a wonderful feature,
You're a beautiful creature,
You're a beautiful creature so-

stay down.
Untouched by man,
The product canned.
The virgin hand.
Remain free.

Animals just like you,
Think you rule the world, problem is it's true.
I'm on my knees, begging you,
Won't you stay?
But you always gotta have it your way.

Cut me down like a jungle tree,
To make small sticks to pick your teeth (Your teeth)
And I'm on my knees, begging you, won't you stay?
But you always gotta have it your way.

I'm on my knees, begging you, won't you stay?
But you always gotta have it your way.

Lord, I'm on my knees, begging you, won't you stay?
But you always gotta have it your way.