‘You Do Not Do’ by Anecdata
Overall, ‘You Do Not Do’ provides another collection of ‘80s influenced accessible synth-driven pop songs. But for me, Anecdata releases are for a large part less about the music as the lyrics; there is always something interesting to learn or think about, once the songs are deciphered. An early album highlight is ‘Elisa Lam’, based on a person who went missing in 2013, and was later discovered in the water tank of her hotel, which guests had been consuming; video footage became available of her unusual behaviour from the time she went missing, all of which led to conspiracy theories concerning her death. Musically, this song has that paranormal vibe; think the themes to Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World or The X-Files, mixed with Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds. This is one of those songs where the music and lyrics combine perfectly, making it one of the strongest tracks on the album.
* Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5avmzEZ4vcLGUF4vGxIajG
* Bandcamp: https://anecdata.bandcamp.com/album/you-do-not-do
- Ian Duggan