As a career option, telesales isn’t the most exciting of choices. Arguably, it’s not a choice at all, but rather something that one is coerced into by lack of money and opportunity, but despite all the soul crushing aspects, the loneliness and the self loathing, it’s interesting to note the different language and tact needed for such a role, of essentially begging people for money. In fact, it’s probably perfect practice for a position in PR, with all it’s double speak and selective emphasis.
Young Magic is an act that probably doesn’t need that kind of tasteful lighting set upon it’s work, but that doesn’t stop the descriptions of tracks recorded ‘in various places around the world: old spy bases near Berlin, empty rooms in Iceland, kids’ playgrounds in Melbourne, and no water flats in New York.’, with talk of the ‘fabric’ of the sound made and ‘the fluidity and songwriting of late 60’s psychedelic soul’. Without all the fluff, this is still an entirely gripping projject – the work of one Isaac, who, with the help of some friends, has made a kind of optimistic take on the whole drag/witch house movement. it’s almost camp and retro, like what might’ve happened if rrritualzzz had been making music in the indie wastelands just before ‘is This It?’ was released. It’s difficult to love whilst still being ridiculously gripping, there’s the senastion that Young Magic has not quite found his sweet spot just yet – but it’ll be interesting to hear him searching for it.