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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, Brooklyn based indie artist, Middle Part, has released his grungy new EP, Time Is Elastic.
Time Is Elastic
Time Is Elastic by Brooklyn based indie artist Middle Part is an eight track record featuring Andrew Selkōw’s staggering lyrics, similar to those of Elliot Smith, with driving breakbeats, acoustic guitars, and a retro Y2K feel. The EP spans quiet, slow burning singles like “Harley” and “So Dramatic”, and the raucous sound of punk driven songs like “Rather B Dead” and “2morrow”.
Andrew voices the dark realities lockdown and how it looked for those struggling with mental health, depression, addiction, and lack of human contact.
Indie pop artist Middle Part make synth-loaded music with intentions of causing you to feel something. Made with honest sincerity, their music takes inspiration from both 90’s and early 2000’s alternative bands.
When singer Andrew Selkōw was forced to flee his current reality due to a severe depression, Middle Part was born. Andrew spent months folding boxes at a local pizza place after moving from Nashville to Alaska not only to “find himself,” but also to learn how to live with himself. He started writing songs just to get by in this monotonous and lonely situation.
After moving to Brooklyn, those songs which were written in such a dark time have found new light since he started to work with producer Brian Zaremba. I Wish I Was Alive, Middle Part’s first six-track EP, is heavily influenced by his personal experiences, shortcomings, battle with depression, dissociation, and overall loss. At the heart of the EP is understanding the concept of death, aging, mental instability, and self-reflection.
Middle Part needed to let go of his ego before pursuing music again, so that is a major subject in this record as well as the inability to connect when you’re compartmentalizing everything constantly. He needed true honesty and vulnerability to write these songs. Even though he hates to show it, this vulnerability seeps through the entirety of his music.
When you listen to Middle Part, it’s like reading one of Selkōw’s diary entries and discovering all the conversations he has with himself every day.
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