Home Review Registered Mourner – Numb Spectator (2020)

Registered Mourner – Numb Spectator (2020)


Registered Mourner creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness of him to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favorite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world.

He introduces us to Numb Spectator, which functions as a soundtrack to our contemporary world. His unique voice, accompanied by an enveloping atmosphere thanks to the guitars, merge into a single unit. We could say that the sound of it is as captivating as it is elegant, with the perfect amount of substance, it is presented with a powerful style that goes from the classic to the most innovative.

The sound of him is as hypnotic as it is reflective, and through him we can see contortions of the political world have been channeled and elaborated by this Melbourne-based art-rock band. Through the tracks of the EP, the band observes the sense of imbalance that everyone has been left with as they seek a resolution for everything. This has been artfully achieved through an EP that is packed with suspense, emotional pay-offs and unsure jogging. En la revista Chromatic Club, Tony confiesa: “The songs on the EP don’t have a (conscious) overarching concept. They represent my response to to my world at the time of writing them that include grappling with personal conflicts regarding facing fear (But, when?), keeping my shit together as an adult male (Divisible by Trouble) Australian and world/American politics (Buyer’s Regret and Orange Haze), family life (The Now is Nigh) and living more consciously and deliberately in one’s life (Numb Spectator)”

The emotions of the EP are highlighted by the tense balance and precise harmonies of the soundscape. The vocals have a whispered quality like they are creeping out of the darkness. There is a searching feeling to the vocals as the lyrics look for a resolution.

All these themes converge, to combine an album as experimental as intense and addictive, which takes over oneself like a sweet poison, while progressively transporting us, as few producers with a certain fluidity are willing to do, condensing two ideas that seemed to already We were not going to recover: future and permanence.



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