14 May 2015, No. 93, The 3 Pieces, ‘Backed Up Against the Wall’

Sometimes if the synthesizer sound is good enough, it atones for all kinds of sins. Even strings. In fact, I kind of like the strings in this tune. They’re sparsely and subtly deployed, and that’s what you want. There’s another song from The 3 Pieces coming up at 101 beats per minute, and that one’s very lighthearted, kind of childish and fun. No. 93, however, is a yearner and a burner. “Backed Up Against the Wall.”