CD Review – Tim Kasher (Cursive frontman goes solo!)
The Game of Monogamy
Saddle Creek Records
Sounding like a musical, Tim Kasher has made a masterpiece that is an ode to the emotions surrounding relationships and the ease at which they disappear. He uses his voice to pull you into the songs such as the pop gem “There Must Be Something I’ve Lost” and the urgent “A Grown Man” and “Bad, Bad Dreams.” “No Fireworks” is a devestating look at a romance gone stale with the chorus “I can’t feel anything at all.”
The opening “Monogamy Overture” and closing “Monogamy” is a combination of Sufjan Stevens and Broadway capping the album with swirling instrumentation and leaving you with a dire need to jump back into Kasher’s world.
Tim Kasher knows how to pull you in and keep you enraptured in his music. He’s done it with Cursive and The Good Life and now he’s doing it again (and possibly better) on his own. Take a listen. I guarantee that you will be able to relate.