WORD:SOUND_1: Self-titled: CD and booklet

Suburban Utopia Projects is the home of the Uncivil Society, whose concept-driven albums and accompanying gorgeous booklets have been landing in my mailbox for a while now. This Word:Sound album and booklet aren’t on an entirely different page: subtle, often bass-driven instrumentation takes a backseat to lyrics that stand on their own as poetry—or vignettes. There’s no overarching theme in terms of the lyrics on this one, aside from shifting from perspective to perspective. The sort of record that creeps up on you over repeated listens as you cook dinner, say. As always, engaging and interesting throughout. –Michael T. Fournier (theuncivilsociety.bandcamp.com)