Starting off in rockabilly, Pale Blue Dot is a highly accomplished, heavy-concept tune that’s all about feel.
TexMex Shaman’s return this month brings an explicitly unique cover of a summertime classic. In his own words, when approaching this yesteryear hit from The Commodores, TexMex Shaman tried to ‘keep the soul and change the shoes;’ a brilliantly fitting phrase that actually perfectly well encapsulates the journey you’re about to embark upon.
Dan Loller sets the mood beautifully with this single, slowly but surely crafting a mildly psychedelic, expressive rock soundscape around you. Delicacy and distortion intertwine skillfully, paving the way well for what is a notably poetic and thoughtful song.
Everything from the narrative, to the music and vocals has been meticulously crafted to enhance the storytelling in an invigoratingly novel way. It’s a triumphant beginning and one that makes me excited for things to come.
“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.
Book of Shame’s most recent release Compatibility is like an unforgettable LSD trip through time and space, that’s as lucid as it is alluringly ambiguous.
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.
Eclecticism is defiantly a part of this project, but even so – you get a feel for the progression, the voices, the style, the subject matter. The band have something that is their’s, and that’s exciting.
These poetic, reflective moments express a particular perspective that provokes thought. The accompanying music supports & enhances this sentiment superbly.
The leading vocal presents a sense of individuality & realness, the latter of which comes unexpectedly among what is a fairly psychedelic soundscape.
For the sheer creative energy, this is one to take on at full the volume. Cascading riffs, thoughtful lyrics – a stylishly expressive collection of songs.
The song takes advantage of the entire musical structure of songwriting, utilising each moment to imprint ideas & a certain mood onto those who hear it.