Updated: Oct 10
Get In Line For Now is Justin John Scheck's latest release, where a spectrum of themes – from isolation to inclusion and separation – find their resonance. This album, at its core, exudes raw emotional depth while brimming with a kaleidoscope of experimental soundscapes.
The odyssey commences with the mesmerizing "My Arms," a personal highlight. Here, synths rend the air with an intense sense of suffering, and the seamless incorporation of vocals into the composition blurs the lines between voice and instrument, a testament to the album's ingenuity. "House On Sand" hits hard with a beat reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails and Zola Jesus, accompanied by expressive vocals that linger long after the song fades. This pervasive sense of yearning flows through the album's veins.
In "Bottom Vs.” fragmented vocals create a haunting disconnection, underscored by dissonant pads that amplify the dissonance. "Think Is True" pushes boundaries, evoking the sensation of a panic attack. "Something To See" stands out as one of the catchiest tracks, thanks to its engrossing vocals. "Paper Cups" stands as an exceptional composition, skillfully melding experimentation with accessibility. Meanwhile, "From The Heavens" delivers an intense auditory experience that's profoundly gripping. What truly distinguishes "Get In Line For Now" is its embrace of ambiguity.
The album traverses through dark and fleeting moments of joy, offering a vivid representation of life's nuanced shades of gray. Justin John Scheck's work here takes listeners on an emotional journey, inviting contemplation of the intricacies of human existence.