Mason Proper – Safe For The Time Being

I love this song for being wilfully obscure yet utterly charming, it’s an all too rare phenomenon I’m afraid. It comes from a Michigan 5-piece that used to be called Patterns in Paris and who generally shove convention in favour of ingenious experimentation. I’d crossed paths with them before around their debut ‘There Is A Moth In Your Chest’ but left confused and unconvinced. In the meantime I read somewhere that ‘patience is its own reward’ so by the time second album ‘Olly Oxen Free’ dropped (combined with a big 5 Acts prompt) I was mentally prepared. As expected the LP is an eclectic experience but one with iceberg potential, in fact just right now I am involved in an internal fist fight as to whether I should be discussing ‘Safe For The Time Being’ or ‘Out Dragging The River’. They being 2 of my favourite songs of the year and me being a southpaw I plumped for the former. It’ll sweep you from your crammed with so-so indie music player slumber in the same way that a toddler discovers that a liquid diet isn’t really all its cracked up to be. Savour your time with them. KD

Mason Proper – Safe For The Time Being

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Year: 2008

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  1. Ryan Spaulding
    October 30, 2008

    This is absolutely one of the best albums of the year (<>< HREF="" REL="nofollow">Top 5<><> on our page) easy! Jonathan, methinks, is a music genius in the wings.

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