Hey when is the last time you made that face?
What face you ask?
The one that you make when you are listening to a particularly tasty groove played by what sounds like a killer 3 piece brass section.1 You know the face. The one where your lips curl up and your face looks vaguely pained, like you were in mid-shit and you felt a problematic ping somewhere inside. The kind of ping that let's you know there might be blood.
Well for me it was this very afternoon while listening to the deliciously sensual and erotically Feeling So Good off of the album Mechanized Burden by Rob Viktum. The crazy shit, is that it was one of a handful of faces I made and revisited while listening to this fucker. The above mentioned face returned with outrageously soulful tracks like Eat This Tracy Carslon. I also busted out my "Oooh I am totally going to stick my dick in the pot roast when everyone goes to bed" face when listening to Double My Love and Unsatisfied.
While listening to Foley's Big Break I totally planned a bank heist with the local boy scout troop and I killed my own dinner at an upscale Mexican restaurant while vibing to A Little Something...the mole was amazing!
I also did that thing where I try to hide the fact that I am crying by making the "my contacts are bothing me face" during Rebecca's Song and the title track...but for different reasons. Needless to say my shame boner was swagged the Fuck out.
Rob Viktum has been at it for a long time and knows his way around a studio, very much the way Joel knows his way around the ovaries of his numerous teen brides. Mechanized Burden is a brilliant work that travels all over the fucking place but always comes home and spoons with you every night.
I want to punch Rob in the dick for being so god damned awesome.
1This 3 piece consists of a short mixed race fellow with platform boots, a white guy with a red afro, mirrored shades and who for some reason is always sticking his tongue out and a 6'7" Amazonian looking sister from Tulsa Oklahoma.