Salvage Enterprise: Morning Sun Yellow Vinyl LPGRR106lp-C1
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Label: Good Records Recordings
Release Date: 17th November
Was not expecting to be this uplifted by The Polyphonic Spree in 2023, yet here the project is and with some wonderfully sweeping and expansive celestial sunshine coral pop. Lead single is really rather lovely.
The phoenix symbolizes a new beginning. The fire burns off the last
vestiges of the past as the bird spreads its wings and takes flight
into the future. The Polyphonic Spree harness the flames of rebirth
on their 2023 full-length offering, Salvage Enterprise. Led by
frontman, founder, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and visionary
Tim DeLaughter, the group embark on their next season. They’re
reverent of their history, yet they’re also ready for an even brighter
“Across all of the music I’ve done, lyrically there’s a sense of
desperation and a moment of convincing myself I’m going to make
it through regardless of how the music dresses up,” notes Tim. “On
this one, I struggled with the amount of vulnerability I was
experiencing and was willing to share both musically and lyrically,
but ultimately decided to let it play out. Now that it's done, I'm
happy with the dance between the two. It’s a ‘rising-from-theashes’
Salvage Enterprise beckons complete immersion. Opener “Galloping
Seas (Section 44)” affixes softly strummed acoustic guitar to an
orchestral hum as Tim urges, “Hold on through the galloping seas.”
“We’re all galloping through rough waters,” he says. “I tried to
describe the process as well as I could and encourage people to
keep their heads above the storm and the waves. Ride it out. It’s
going to be okay. It starts off very calm and introspective, and you
can envision where it’s going.”
Flute echoes over nimbly plucked guitar during “Shadows On The
Hillside (Section 48)” as keys twinkle. A glorious harmony amplifies
the nostalgia of “Hop Off The Fence (Section 49).” It concludes with
“Morning Sun, I Built The Stairs (Section 52).” Optimism strains
through his hopeful intonation, “I learned to fly, the more that I
become a new reason, I want to try,” uplifted by boisterous horns
and cinematic strings. It crashes into an Ennio Morricone-style
crescendo bolstered even higher by operatic vocals.
“There is an arc of leaving the world behind, stripping your old self
away, and becoming new again,” he offers. “You’re shedding off this
old world, and you’re heading into the future. It’s an epic ending.
You’ve made it. You’re going to be alright.”
In the end, The Polyphonic Spree are the soundtrack to that light at
the end of the tunnel.