Life in a Coma
Life In A Coma is Ask For Joy's third EP, weaving simple pop melodies over richly textured layered guitars, keyboards and harmony vocals. The album begins with the hopeful, exuberant 'Here She Comes' and follows with a pair of devotions and rememberances of passion past through the fuzzy, enveloping guitar shimmer of 'Summercrush' and 'Heaven In You'. The deep reverb on the drum beat of 'My Deepest Ocean' propels a treacly love song whose mellifluous harmonies sing as much the praises of it's subject as do the lyrics. 'Pull My String' and 'The Sacrifice' anchor a turn towards darker subjects, all the while maintaining the same Beach Boys-meet-Slowdive by way of The Jesus And Mary Chain sound. Finally, 'Glory Glory' is a prayer thrown up to the heavens, perhaps in desperation, through gospel-tinged hand claps, foot stamps and pipe organ drone that accompany the background choir and lead vocal invoking the beatific.