You know what would be a great idea for a concept album? A collection of songs about six-legged robot horses who think they’re real horses. No, seriously. Stop laughing. Come on, give it a chance.
Ok, so on its surface it seems that robot horses won’t make for a strong album. Luckily for Canadian indie rockers Rock Plaza Central and their enigmatic frontman Chris Eaton it’s really difficult to tell that’s what the songs on their latest album Are We Not Horses are about. Eaton’s songwriting is opaque enough to prevent you from discerning what’s truly going on inside his mind, yet accessible enough to draw you in. The quirky instrumentation and anthemic melodies glue the songs into your head. The whole package, while rough around the edges, is endlessly fascinating.
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