Let's consider it as their first real professionnal recording, as their previous albums seemed to have been recorded with basic instruments and probably live.It's obviously their hardest too : entirely atonal, it consists in 4 20 minutes long floating and dark tracks, with very subtle changes from the beginning to the end.They’re not the worst winners ever – Freddy & Kendra, BJ & Tyler and Dave & Connor all say hi – but they were just so smug and unpleasant that I found myself actively rooting against them, to the point where I went into the final backing Team Anyone But Laura & Tyler.
But there's something more here in my opinion : deeper, more moving.
Jeff & Lyda (Dating For 4 Years, 11th place) I wish I could rank Jeff & Lyda higher, I really do, partly because it’s so unimaginative to have the first boot team in the lowest position on the countdown, and partly because they genuinely seemed like they had potential to be a fun, likeable team.
Blame the editors, I suppose, because that first episode was incredibly crowded, or blame whoever decided to make this an effing blind date season so that so much of that introduction time was spent focusing on the people who’d never met before they turned up on the race meaning that there was even less time to go around for everyone else.
Thanks very much to those who have leave the encouraging messages, I hope the next posts won't be disappointing.
This one maybe yes, it's basically another TD recording, their 3rd album.
The main things we learned about Jeff & Lyda in their short and not terribly memorable stint on the show was that they were flight crew, that they were one of only four teams competing on this season that would have qualified to be on the show under the old rules, and that they had a dogged tenacity at tasks even when they were shit at them, like that Japanese boyband dance challenge that saw them eliminated. Laura & Tyler (Blind Dating, winners) CBS didn’t do a brilliant job of editing its reality shows to conceal the winners’ identities this year – not only was it obvious from about halfway through that Mike was going to be m richer in time for summer (minus taxes, THANKS OBAMA), it was very clear from about the fourth leg onwards that Laura & Tyler were our winners.
Partly because they were the most generic team this year by far (or at least the closest thing we had to the obligatory team of LA-based mactors), and partly because we started to get treated to wacky “Laura & Tyler goof off momentarily to enjoy whatever country they’re in right now because goshdarnit they embody the spirit of this race” segments that nobody else was getting.
Certainly to be played at night, alone, and in one shot.
An essential recording for those who like drones and ambient music.