The Green Pajamas
In a Glass Darkly
A Hidden Agenda/Parasol
The Green Pajamas have been quietly carving out their own unique style of psych-pop for about the last 20 years. In a Glass Darkly is the first of two EPs planned for 2001. It’s inspired by the stories of J.S. Le Famu.
Sigh. I’ve got to come clean about something. I am as familiar with the stories of J.S. Le Famu as I am with the music of The Green Pajamas. Which is, hmmm, say, about ZERO. So, when I say “psych-pop,” I mean pop more than I mean psych. There’s some lovely touches of hazy keyboards, fuzzed-out guitars, and plenty of meandering bass work, but these songs are pretty well locked within the aforementioned SONG structure. The keyboards and violin give the music a grandiose feel, and the lyrics point to emotional turmoil, menace, and lands sometimes tread by David Tibet. It’s easily for rainy days, maybe even enough for rainy nights.