Sir Splendid | Sinister Purpose

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Sinister Purpose

by Sir Splendid

From adolescent steam-theme to historic escapades of yore, you'll be skydiving the dark edge of the human experience.
Genre: Rock: Retro-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Driving Penelope
6:36 $0.79
2. Mint Green
1:59 $0.79
3. Cat Power
4:53 $0.79
4. Aristocrat Sam
5:10 $0.99
5. The Geek
6:23 $0.79
6. Charles & Oliver
4:20 $0.79
7. The Popmiser
3:08 $0.79
8. Captain Mandrax
8:55 $0.79
9. Rabbit Fighter
4:50 $0.79
10. Byrdman
4:27 $0.79
11. Little Pity the Sturdy Soul
5:25 $0.79
12. Ferret Facelift
7:45 $0.79
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Album Notes
The Sir Splendid second album Sinister Purpose has a more minimalist rock approach than its predecessor the multi layered Lords & Peacocks. Plus Sinister Purpose has the addition of bass player Schinelli, who was not on the first album. The band set up a studio at a friend’s house in San Diego and sporadically recorded the album.

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Susan M. Stone - freelance artist

Sinister Purpose is a "textural treasure"
"Sinister Purpose" picks up where the "Lords & Peacocks" left off. It carries the same British pychedelia melding into a darker corner. Like Captain Beyond (before their time)this album commands an intellectual listener. The addition of a bass player adds a thicker layer. The lyrics have a more profound depth while remaining true to their sound and style. From historic reflection, madness, and seething sexuality, "Sinister Purpose" rides a darker edge than its predecessor.
The album opens with, "Driving Penelope". You hear the rhythmic movement and grinding action slipping back and forth like the back seat of a fast car on a hot summer night.
"Aristocrat Sam" bends into historic peaking with intellectual introspection. It's a great musical fusion piece as well.
"The Geek" follows and grinds through the melodic insanity of quiet isolation esclalating until madness claims prey. Guitar rhythms chalking off the time.
Midway through the album, "The Popmiser" is a strong instrumental piece with bass and distortion adding dense effects.
"Captain Mandrax" floats into a dreamscape haze. You can't dismiss the lyric, "Man is so cold, He's got eyes like black holes."
My favorite moment arrives at the end. "Little Pity the Sturdy Soul" carries the sweetest guitar riffs and shows the lyrical growth and musical proficiency of this young band.
From adolescent steam-theme to historic escapades of yore, you'll be skydiving the dark edge of the human experience.
"Sinister Puropse" will give you a feeling of comfort while leaving you with subtle lyrics to digest later.
Buy it, listen to it, enjoy the ride. Then, play it again and really listen.