The four members of TWRP, Lord Phobos (top-left), Havve Hogan (top-center) Commander Meouch (top-right), and Doctor Sung (bottom-center). Each member is wearing a unique solid-colored outfit and mask in accordance with their on-stage persona. All members are posing victoriously in front of a mountain landscape.

TWRP: Over The Top Album Review

By Claudia Ruiz
Music Journalist

Artist: TWRP
Album: Over The Top
Release Date: September 25, 2020
Record Label: Self-Released

Fans of funk-rock, synth-pop, and electronic music alike, rejoice! The newest studio album by the band Tupperware Remix Party, otherwise known as TWRP, dropped last month, and it is the stellar project our ears have been craving. 

During the CO-VID 19 pandemic, the band recorded the entirety of Over The Top in the comfort of their own homes, in seclusion. The overall themes in the albumare about overcoming hardships and coming together in unity even during this confusing, isolating time.

“Roll With It,” is one of the songs containing feel-good messages like, “Now we’ve got the whole world at our feet, But it doesn’t mean we should be looking down.”

The track “Only The Best,” which was written in honor of TWRP’s mothers and as a dedication piece to mothers across the globe, is a great example of mending hopeful imagery and lyrics alongside groovy, exciting musical compositions.

The album cover is a hyper-realistic painting of the four band members of TWRP climbing an altered-version of the famous rock formation Vasquez Rocks in Los Angeles County, California. The formation is of a giant set of hands playing a keytar. The keytar featured in the album artwork is a Casio AZ-1. On the top of the album art reads the words Over The Top in English and enlarged white text.
TWRP’s fourth studio album, Over The Top. Image via TWRP album cover.

The album as a whole reminds me a lot of Daft Punk’s ambitious 2013 studio album, Random Access Memories in the sense of exploring heartfelt subject matter and producing quality music that fuses the genres of rock/disco/funk to make for the ultimate listening experience.

The 7-minute science-fiction power ballad “Black Swans” in Over The Top reminds me of Daft Punk’s “Touch,” a song about a computer gaining sentience of its existence and pondering what it means to experience touch.

The album cover is a hyper-realistic painting of the two band members of Daft Punk’s helmets side-to-side on a black background. A shiny, chrome robot helmet is painted on the left side of the artwork and a black-and-gold colored helmet is painted on the right side of the artwork. On the top-left corner of the album art reads the words Random Access Memories in English and hand-written white text.
Daft Punk’s fourth studio album, Random Access Memories. Image via Daft Punk album cover.

With plenty of collaborations sprinkled throughout, including groups like Planet Booty, Dan Avidan, Andrew Huang, and The Gambler, Over The Top is not afraid to go “over the top” in both its music production, guest features and awesome sound.

You can find Over The Top on music streaming services like Bandcamp, Spotify, and YouTube. You can also find TWRP on their Instagram, Twitter, and Twitch.

Featured image via TWRP promo.

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