Bomethius’s Intimatitudes offers a complex, compelling, and sometimes jarringly contradictory take on themes long sustained by the singer-songwriter tradition, especially the (im)possibility and value of romantic and familial love. “Empty Promises,” the opening track, aptly sets the tone for this…Read more
Concerning Sweet Nothings
“In his earlier work, the capable multi-instrumentalist certainly impressed with his energy, zeal, and tender command of his instruments. Spry meditations on selfhood, love, hope, and purpose, his first two records exploited an array of styles to evoke the deepest doubts that attend the alienation and rage of youth. There were moving confessional ballads, contemptuous snarls at the world’s incoherence, musical parodies, and more. However, keen listeners knew far greater and more mature music would follow as Hodges continued to find and refine his sound. Well, here it is.”
Concerning As roses
“Imagine a withered flower standing in a once beautiful place now surrounded by war and death. Bombs explode and gunshots are fired but, in the midst of it all, that flower carries on and does its best to survive every day, hour, and minute.”
“Intimatitudes is a loosely conceptual coming-of-age record written with savage honesty by someone who himself was coming of age during its composition. It’s like Catcher in the Rye but if Holden Caulfield had written it.”
“Intimatitudes is a swirling Dichterliebe of regrets, heartache, and other species of despair, at once shot through with a sly, sideward wink: the Poet is performing his role, and reveling in the portrayal.”
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