Lullabies For The Lithium Age
Australian David Thrussell aka Snog was already an enigma even before he came up with his latest album Lullabies For The Lithium Age. He has not been active in the music scene for quite a few years now. This was not some artists’ pet peeve, like “I’m out of inspiration at the moment”. The album title is no joke. Thrussell has spent the past few years struggling with severe mental health issues. This album is a result of his recovery.
While Thrussell’s ordeal might be purely personal, the songs on the album are a reflection of the times. Such tracks as “The Reaper,” the Kraftwerk-like “Spaetzle Machine” or “Lee Harvey Oswald” seem to, like Thrussell’s electro/industrial dirge throughout, hit the pulse of the current times maybe too perfectly.
Tough listen? Certainly. But it is exactly the type of tough listen that might be currently needed. The dose of Snog’s Lullabies For The Lithium Age should be carefully measured. Some days, maybe the whole dose is needed.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: SNOG – LULLABIES FOR THE LITHIUM AGE