Aqueduct’s Wild Knights is SeattleMet’s Album of the Month; David Terry Gets Candid with Stereo Subversion
Wild Knights, the new release from Seattle’s Aqueduct, is August’s Album of the Month at SeattleMet. The accompanying review is thorough and thoughtful, reaching into Terry’s lyrics to explore the motivations behind an album designed to “tap into his animalistic instincts while he sorts out life and unsuccessful human interaction.” According to the review, “[Band mastermind David Terry has an] oddball knack for contrasting catchy synth leads with acoustic piano parts. The dynamic allows the gleefully scattershot arrangements to still feel intimately personal and grants the synthetic sounds a natural emotionalism… The other players that fill out the sonic space with extra guitars, bass, drums, and assorted wind instruments bring a tight precision to untamed proceedings.” Check the whole thing out here.
In promoting the album, Terry has been forthright about the mental state that led to the 8-year-long gap between his last album and Wild Knights. In a candid interview with Stereo Subversion, Terry cops to suffering from “the big d- depression.” Fortunately for all of us, Terry has surged through his stormy feelings and emerged stronger by making a “record [that] progresses through highlights and narrates a story of being pretty oppressed by yourself and then figuring out ways to fight that.” Read the interview, here, to learn all about his struggles and victories.