Album Review: Stardust Birthday Party by Ron Gallo (8/10)

If Ron Gallo’s debut Heavy Meta was his screechy take on the world at large, then Stardust Birthday Party is an homage to the world he feels inside. This is Gallo’s self-awakening and self-realization of the things that are out of our control as humans. The first song asks a simple question, “Who Are You? (Point to it!).” The David Byrne-esque singing of Gallo, mixed with elements of garage rock, combine eloquently for a new type of art rock. Listeners are left with the burden of interpretation and the album finishes with “Happy Deathday.” We are born into this journey with Gallo and die with it at the album’s conclusion.

Rating: 8/10
New West Records
Producer: Ron Gallo