Our Alarm Clock is Ben Rosenbach. His message is one of love and you can definitely feel that in this music. Opener 'I'm Alive. I'm Here.' is a neat ambient tune, functioning mostly as an intro for that awesome post rock tune I mentioned in the opening paragraph. 'Pictures' is a gloomy, slow indie pop song with dreamy vocals, almost like a light version of Jesu, remixed by Autechre. 'Narrow Passages' raises the tempo a bit with playful percussion and shimmering melodies. I think this is my personal favorite here.
There is a total of twelve songs to be found on 'Time Is Short' and they come with quite a lot of variation. Throughout my first listening session, all kinds of acts came to mind. From ambient gurus like Harold Budd over downtempo geniuses Boards Of Canada to post rock giants like Explosions In The Sky or Mogwai. The combination between electronics and guitars comes close to perfection, resulting in massively enjoyable tunes like 'A Sealed Up Secret Wish' or 'Like A rising Tide'.
The most remarkable title on this releases is 'Looks Just Like Cameron Diaz', which coincidentally also is the most experimental tune, driving on vocal samples and soundscapes. In a way, it mostly functions as an intro for 'A Way Home', another blissful downtempo post-whatever tune. I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised by this effort. Furthermore, I'm sorry, guy who hates us for writing ourselves into our reviews, but this album is going to accompany me during my late night writing session today. I'm sure it will have an effect on the story.
Anyway, this is a great album, one that certainly comes highly recommended!!!