Thanks to Apple Music, I’ve been getting to round out music for various artists I love, checking out albums from before or after I found them. Checking out live albums, EPs and other projects. One of the best random gems I’ve found this way is Broken Bride by one of my very favorites, Ludo.
Broken Bride is about 25 minutes, and is a concept album of sorts. Well, EP I guess. Well, rock opera from what I’m seeing online. It’s some of their earlier work, from 2005, but the science fiction and fantastical elements are all spot on with their later work.
The basic plot is this: a man in the future is granted a time machine to use to save the city, but he wants it for a selfish reason: to get back to the day that the woman he loved died. Back to 1989.
It does not go well.
And it tends to get me pretty emotional by the end – it’s really just great. And hey, like everything, there’s a few versions on YouTube. Here’s one: enjoy!
It’s not really a secret that I love music producer Danger Mouse, and his band the Broken Bells is one of my very favorites. I make a habit of checking his Wikipedia page on occasion, watching his discography to see what he’s been working on. That’s how I knew he’d been working with U2 – before that U2 album ended up dropped (for free) on everyone with an iTunes account… It’s also how I knew he’d been working with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their new album.
Said album is out now! It’s been 5 years since their last album, so I imagine there’s a lot of their fans who are a lot more excited about their return than about the Danger Mouse aspect… I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers in singles form, at least, but I rarely seem to make it through a full album listening. So I had trepidations going into this…
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