Fizzle Like a Flood – Love CD Single

Fizzle Like a Flood
Love CD Single

Turn the volume up. Keep going. These two songs are best experienced at loud volumes. A little higher, and you’ll be able to pick out multiple layers of acoustic guitars. Keep going, and the layers of synths will evolve into a bed of beautiful and unique sounds. By this point, you may have the volume all the way up, and that’s best how these two beautiful, atmospheric songs are meant to be enjoyed.
Doug Kabourek is Fizzle Like a Flood, and Kabourek is not satisfied with pop. Too many bands are trying to layer synths and guitars to sound heavenly but not getting it done. So Kabourek tried it himself, and over five months in his home studio, he turned out this labor of Love. Two songs built upon layers of synths and atmospheric sounds, with guitars, keyboards, and other instruments added on and flowing within.
Layers of acoustic guitars over layers of synths make the backbone of “Love,” but what shines here is the music that Kabourek adds to the mix. Bits of flute, moments of percussion, dabbles of other synthetic sounds, and, most importantly, the vocal effects. No real lyrics here, unless the drawn-out “ahh-ahhh” is really the word “love” drawn out. But lyrics aren’t necessary. The swirling vocals just add to the mix of gorgeous guitar and quiet electronic sound, creating a warm, enveloping, and, yes, lovely song that is unfortunately over too soon. “Sweeter Dreams” is a bit slower and quieter, more moody, and it works along the same lines of “Love.” Again, no lyrics, just “oh-ahh-ahh” vocals over more synths and fewer guitar parts. Hand-claps and tinkling piano add some nice touches here and there. Keep the volume up or you’ll miss them.
Love is the first in a line of singles Kabourek plans to release, and it’s a step beyond his stellar full-length Golden Sand and the Grandstand. Still pop-based, Kabourek has done his best to create two swirling, lovely, heavenly songs. I think seven-inch records would be a better medium for two songs, but I suppose not everyone owns a turntable. And this music sounds like it’s meant to be heard in a digital medium. In fact, Kabourek shows how warm and soft and lovely digital can sound.