Timo Maas: Pictures

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I’m enjoying Timo Maas’ new album ‘Pictures’, but the title track is a little too experimental. ‘Pictures’ has a good tune but the lyrics are simply disturbing: the spooky, threatening and pleading words of a paedophile with a camera talking to a boy. The music is enjoyable and the words are repellent, which makes it stronger as a work of art (and quite a brave thing to do - would this get on Radio 1?) but more difficult to listen to.

Also, ending a sentence with “… boy…” in a southern USA drawl can make practically anything sound sinister.