Borderline Bob write & compose songs that are completely free from the confines of genre or industry expectations. At the same time, they offer skillful musicianship, passionate performances, and more than a few beautifully expressive ideas.
The band don’t follow the expected structures in their songwriting, their music could veer off at any moment down some instrumentally expressive pathway, and when it does – you’re more than likely to welcome & embrace the ride.
A track you might turn to for its cool or stylish production style, but equally for its passionate performances, its intriguing presentation of ideas of dominance, and its overall sense of personality.
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.
TheDarkhounds as an artist offers a vast display of ideas and a sense of creativity that is genuinely uninhibited – a rare attribute and one that runs throughout his work.
Where there are many big beats & thick, retro bass-lines & riffs, there’s also so much that is not purely for the party – songwriting is an art form & Totally Awesome Summer have treated it as such.
Not since the days of Incubus & System Of a Down has a band taken to such unpredictable, deeper than deep, observational & reflective songwriting, particularly not alongside of such entrancing & skillful musicianship.
Shorelines to Sutton have done everything right in getting to where they are. The musicianship is on point, impressive & expressive at the same time, varied & interesting, tight. The songwriting is real & meaningful.
Be an artist. Don’t be a copyist. Don’t follow trends & fashions. Don’t try to please others. You’ll be a much happier person. You can look back & be proud that you did things your way.
For everything one can say about the current political climate, the fact that so many people are aware of what’s going on is a beautiful thing. We are all thinking, and we are thinking in the hope of progress.
Rolands Cibulskis is an artist doing his own thing entirely, producing music that is unique, decidedly original, free-flowing, and quite striking.
Undeniably authentic, mildly reminiscent of the acoustic rock sound of the nineties, but at the same time completely refreshing & hypnotically calming. A totally unique band right now, this album is something of a masterpiece.