Imagine you are lying in the middle of a beautiful green field, filled with wild flowers and the slightest breeze brushing across you cheeks. Then… The Last Dinosaur begins to play… and suddenly heaven has come to meet you.
Little known artist, The Last Dinosaur, is said to be one of the most underrated bands of its time, and I am here to vouch for that statement.
Becoming familiar with the artist through their most recent album, “The Nothing,” I have been nothing but awestruck. While it may not be the pop, rap, EDM tunes that hit the radio, their music is made of something of the soul. Each song seems to ebb and flow into the next, in a continuity of the most beautiful music in the world.
Their most popular song so far, “Gusts of Wind Blowing in Different Directions” from their first album, “Hooray! For Happiness” is a swell song, but their new album really blows it out of the water.
Coming together in an image of all that is difficult and all that is treasured in this life we live, the album constructs all emotions of the human soul and strikes a place deep within the heart. Each song seems to ring out something true about the epitome of human life, created with creative instrumentation, vocal harmonies and a wild approach to the new age of jazz rock.
Having listened to the album multiple times, I’m still unsure where each song stops and ends, making it a body of work to be appreciated at it’s entirety. The instrumental chills of “The National Stage” seem to be in perfect unison with the very blunt but beautiful song “We’ll Greet Death.” My personal favorite lands at, “All My Faith,” a song that makes me want to smile and cry at the same time for not only how it sounds – like the crash of the ocean at day break – but also for the words of wonder that make me feel enlightened once again.
The album ends with “Goodnight,” a very slow and difficult to grasp song… but with your eyes closed and an open mind, The Last Dinosaur will be able to whisk your worries away with the ultimate peace and harmony of music itself.