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Denim Clature

Levi Fuller — Colossal

I keep playing Levi Fuller's tumescent third and new album Colossal over and over again. Unlike many that I either/or enjoy and review, I start right from the first song, the title track, in which a slow build up of quiet then louder backing vocals pushes the song from warmth into empowerment. But the lyrics remained so mysterious to me, I emailed the Fuller and asked what the song was about.

"It's actually about colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni).  I wrote it several years ago to play at a meeting of the Cephalopod Appreciation Society.  Then I put it on Ball of Wax Volume 1.  Then I kept playing it."