“Dear Joe,” sort-of read the email, “We’re a band called Modern Delusion and you once wrote about our friends Chresus Jist and here’s a split EP that we’ve just recorded with them.”
This was all rather interesting for a few reasons:
- I have no idea how I forgot about writing about a band with a name list Chresus Jist, but somehow I had, and here they are.
- Split EPs are, heartwarmingly, still a thing that bands do in the age of the record-it-quick-and-stream-it-quicker mentality.
- Modern Delusion is a band name so po-faced that it can only be a slyly fun and wryly-raised eyebrow of a band name, and thus I approve wholeheartedly.
- All of Modern Delusion’s songs are about two minutes long: i.e. the ideal length of any pop song.
- They say that they make “synth oriented gloomy postpunk, punk, etc.” The “etc.” part interest me the most, especially considering the preceding words.
- The band are from Croatia, and I have a soft spot for Croatian bands and, indeed, Croatia in general.
Well, it’s all looking rather good for Modern Delusion, isn’t it? And guess what - Sobibor is a buzzy, anti-cool, hook-laden pop song. Thanks, Modern Delusion!