Take my hand and let’s foray into the world of the unknown. My latest find, courtesy of triple j Unearthed, is a whole bouquet of wild carnivorous flowers from an artist called ‘Codeine Messiah’.
Codeine Messiah is an absolute unknown at the moment, with the only piece of information I can find being that they supposedly live in the Western Plains of NSW. One thing is for sure though, they have an amazing ear for spine tingling, leg shaking production.
‘Physical Symptoms’ starts with an endearing whistle-like sample and beautiful melodies from vocalist Harvie, before dropping into that light snare dance build. From this point you know exactly where the song is traversing to: “DROP THAT SHIT”. However, it’s done breathtakingly well. All through ‘Physical Symptoms’ Codeine Messiah makes sure to twist the arrangement and music slightly, to give you that satisfied eyebrow raise.
The chorus is a pure MD come up hitting you in the face, making you feel like you’re in that crazy sweat/sex party from The Matrix. Furthermore, in the second chorus, Codeine Messiah pushes the eject button, leaving you feeling like you’re glued to ground as trees collapse in on you. Sounds pretty freaky aye?
Yep, give this track a listen NOW.