Thursday, April 10, 2008

Odd Things are in the Mix Here, but in it’s own odd way it tastes refreshing and fulfilling.

How about a slice of Peachcake?
Your tongue has an amazing ability to discern tastes by sending signals to your brain at astounding speeds allowing you to categorize and then make a reaction; it tastes good (because…) or it tastes bad (because…). There are various theories about what taste actually is. Do we all sense sour the same, do we all know salty, is your sweet the same as mine? There’s the issue of savory as well. Some say that there are tastes that do not fall within the confining yet vague genres of taste. These people go so far as to say that tastes come from a chemical reaction that is triggered by shapes; example salty tastes like jagged, brittle, hard. Regardless, we all have different tastes and the wonderment of these varied tastes gives the world its flavor.

With all this in mind how might you take a bite of Peachcake? Will it strike you as a confusing and overwhelming taste that you can see will be loved by some, but not necessarily by all? Then again, maybe having a taste that isn’t like everything else is the best possible way for something to taste. I love spicy foods, but would grow unimaginably bored if I could never toss a sour or sweet into the mix. Maybe your tastes don’t’ naturally or rather normally lend themselves to Dance Pop. Perhaps you’d be alright with Dance Pop, you just aren’t real sure about having seconds now that they’ve scooped a heaping spoonful of Psychedelic sauce on top. There will be some that will even skip desert as a whole; “I’m on an conservative rock only diet, but thanks that does look tasty.” These people will never know what they are missing out by not grabbing a bite and just swallowing down.

Such is the case with my tastes and Peachcake. I’m an extremely wide-open minded connoisseur when it comes to dining on music…but I must admit some hesitation with my slice of Cake. I spent time trying to tell myself what it reminded me of. Is this like Flaming Lips, swirled with Daft Punk covered in the optimism and utopia of a dance crazed 80’s pop chart topper? Maybe that bite makes me think of Beck, but the crust has a real New Age Zappa thing going on? Do I even like dance music? Why can’t I stop eating this cake…I didn’t even think I liked cake?

When you are left with just the crumbs, belly full and an upper lip of icing that makes you look foolish it hits. There’s this aftertaste that’s somehow even more flavorful than the cake itself. You realize you like this stuff because you’ve never really had it before, at least not this way. You start to understand that it didn’t taste so weird, it just was powerfully unique. You’re refreshed. You’re delighted. Say, that was pretty damn tasty. Who would have thunk, Peach and Cake? Seems like it would go together about as well as Digital Latino Dance Pop and a children’s choir singing motivational life songs. Which as it turns our is some good eating.

Grab a slice and decide for yourself….PEACHCAKE, it’s not too salty, too sour or too sweet; in fact it’s kinda savory.


m. jejune said...

Two things that I love:
a. dance-pop recommendations
b. thinly-veiled references to fellatio ("...belly full and an upper lip of icing").

Excellent post. Looking forward to checking this band out.

Stargirl said...

I love this band. They are very good people. Check them out!