Talking Heads - The Overload
A song made when Talking Heads tried to imitate the sound of Joy Division, without actually listening to their music and relying entirely on descriptions of it in the press, The Overload is like the most perfect intersection of goth and psychedelia I’ve ever heard.
“A gentle collapsing, of every surface” is the best descriptor for the tune itself because it sounds like your hearing the universe slowly decay and eat itself as you listen to it. As it progresses, you feel the void grow immeasurably large around you and the gravity of this makes your mind melt in, well, a sensory overload.
It’s a damn shame that their seems to be no live recording of it. Damn shame.