There are times when I have to wonder if listening to so much music is actually counterproductive. For a start, my expectations tend to be higher than your average punter in terms of the quality of both performance and recording. This realisation does not, unfortunately, affect my opinion of “Timeout” by Utinsi Deo.
I’ve no idea who he is or how long he has been doing what he is doing but I suspect he has not been out of his bedroom in a very long time. The odd thing is that the five songs that make up this EP aren’t bad songs but with often indecipherable lyrics, generally untidy musicianship and recording quality that is - putting it politely - variable, there are just too many barriers to the enjoyment of the music.
I’m sure there was a time – back in the smoke infused sixties perhaps? – when a phased out rambling collection of unfinished musical ideas like this would have been declared “far out” by the “kids” but this is today and the “kids” have heard it all before.
Don’t get me wrong. I can see some value in the music of Utinsi Deo but it is nonetheless true that he needs some professional guidance if he is to escape the low orbit of his own laptop.