Even having heard the project in full, there’s a lot left to the imagination – there are still many questions about the meanings of these songs & the feelings involved in the creative process; as was often the case with genuine grunge & alternative rock music.
The chord progression & the organic swagger of the instrumentation create something cool & thoughtful. All of this accompanies the softness of the vocal delivery, these almost whispered moments captivate entirely.
This new release from The Striped Bananas is a re-working of their first album from back in 2012, with a few new additions. There’s perhaps a more raw, classic progressive rock feel to this one than last year’s project.
The songwriting has a definite aura about it that you quickly come to recognise as being Nowicki. There’s also plenty of musical flair to dive in and appreciate.
With how strong the influence of music from the eighties has been over the years, it is not much of a surprise when people release new music that contains a style that truly feels like something that would have been around several decades ago.
There is no such simplicity as a verse-chorus-verse-chorus set-up on this album. Expect stories, expanding scenes of emotional & artistic turmoil, and absolute, unwavering creativity.
J-Carter is a thoughtful artist, creative & expressive, unafraid to deal with topics others may stray away from. This is only his second album, and by the rate & quality of these releases – expect bigger & bolder things to keep on emerging.
Ridikule puts everything into this – the playlist pours through with creative & comedic skits, musical details that keep things interesting, and an overall theatrical level of passion & entertainment that reminds you of the classic breakthrough albums of the genre.
Hype! is an album ready & waiting to fill the room around you with chaotic energy & classic rock & roll brightness. It’s a project fit for the build-up to anything big – consider this your weekend playlist.
The duo exercise a sheer love for music – their passion runs through everything, making this far more about the writing & the expression & being lost in the moment than anything deeply rooted in genre or specific styles.
This is a stunning, head-spinning release with something for everyone, but will likely be appreciated most of all by devoted music fans looking for a different spin on time-tested formulas & approaches.
You can really lose yourself in this album as a playlist, the music is thick & loud & lets you escape reality, but at the same time – the songs deal with issues of the heart; things that matter, things that affect people.