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Legendary Pink Dots frontman Ka-Spel has always been a grand storyteller, his narratives pitting the deeply personal against the all-encompassing. In Ka-Spel's world, even the brush of a butterfly's wing holds enormous consequence; the end of a relationship is a full-blown apocalypse! Look past the fairytale imagery, and you'll find that present-day anxieties loom large over these twinkling music-box reveries and dangerously disoriented electronics. Here, the demons of the mind meet a universe out of control and on the brink of collapse.
Ka-Spel's wise, world-weary voice and cheerfully grim sense of singsong melody escort you through a lyrical minefield of puns, twisted platitudes, and ironic observations. The "ballerina" of "Cause and FX" is a gun-toting terrorist dodging airport x-rays and angling for media fame. Sexual predators stalk the corridors once ruled by ageless creatures of the night. Looking in at "Supper at J's," a reborn Jesus settles down to another Last Supper, secure in the knowledge that--come what may--his lawyers, accountants, and website insure his immortality. Richly detailed, dread-filled atmospheres, spun with keyboards, drum machines, effects, sequencers, and other tools of the modern troubadour frame THE BLUE ROOM's tales of ordinary madness and seal the album's extraordinary spell.