From point A to point B and back again. Olly Oxen Free, will take you for a ride unlike most indie rock albums.
The beats are big in wonderful combination with a jarring and eerie guitar moving along a slippery ledge. On one side darkness and the other side freedom from creative restraint. Each song finds the band's feet slipping from one side to the other.
There is no lack of imagination in this effort offering a lot of abstract thoughts ranging from the thought of devolving through reincarnation to extraterrestrial evil plots but somehow you’ll find it relevant.
The band’s earlier releases are great as well wielding a much harder edge. Check out their myspace page for the insanely creative cover “Love Lockdown Gets Innocuous,” which combines LCD Soundsystem and Kanye West. http://www.myspace.com/masonproper
You can listen to the full Olly Oxen Free album on a another blog here: http://myoldkyhome.blogspot.com/2008/09/breakdown-listening-party-mason-proper.html
Band site: http://masonproper.com/