Published on April 17th, 2012 | by Chase Larson0
“Search and Destroy” — Sanders Bohlke
A purely mathematical analysis of Sanders Bohlke’s “Search and Destroy” would probably not stir up much passion among music aficionados looking for complex guitar riffs and cascading textures. Or even the how-do-they-make-money chord changes present in a Green Day song, for that matter. Despite all of that — and clocking in at more than seven and a half minutes — this one chord affair somehow manages to be both complex and moving. Like a hypnotic lullaby, Bohlke gently croons (à la City And Colour’s Dallas Green) over the melody as it picks up slowly, culminating in a driving but not intrusive tribal beat. Sometimes less really is more.