What we have here is a confident band whose confidence is well-founded – as it understands that dynamics keep a show interesting. Live albums can be tough to review, but this was easy – easy to get and easy to recommend. So do check it out.
Alternative rock composition and live performance unite for this uniquely conceptually, deeply artistic and impossible to ignore album from Michigan’s Tiny Tree. Embolism is a project with meaning, depth, and an insatiable thirst for expressing the inexpressible.
Brad Geiger’s latest project boldly brings together his vast background in music & his unconfined love for numerous genres & creative freedom. Feeling partly like there’s a party next door – but there’s manic uncertainty to pass through before you reach it.
Leading with ambient, dreamlike layers, amidst flickers of distorted rock swagger, and a subtle yet definite sense of story-line and progression, A Moment In Time proves to be exactly this – a moment captured, never to be stumbled upon in quite the same manner again.
“The song explodes into its final field, reverting back to this idea of the land of hope and glory, these references to death and suffering; the music is heavy and chaotic, vibrant and loud, and the vocal offers a similar level of madness and desperation as the words pour through.”
“The March” takes the best parts of grunge and garage rock and mixes them with 70’s prog/psych-rock to create a record that is hallucinatory in nature, but lucid in its experience.
Rarely these days do we get to stumble upon deeply considerate, profound & clever poetry such as that found throughout this album. The lyricism comes reminiscent of centuries old literature & poetic writing. The band create these intense experiences that seem to lift you out of normality or the predictable noise of the modern world.
The story is told, the band bring back the effort and detail of the eighties in a captivating way, and the song ignites a new and bright light within the music world.
A live solo performance would likely entrance in a different but equally powerful way to a full band evening. Trent Taylor’s voice & songwriting create the perfect source of natural escapism for deep thinkers & soulful rock fans.
It’s a powerful playlist in itself, in all honesty. The louder you listen, the more immersive the experience becomes. It’s authentic, heartfelt music to escape to.
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.
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.