In terms of spirit, I am very much reminded of the eponymous first album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Civilian feels earnest and honest and urgent.
The hard-rocking Elephant happens to be pretty darned funky as well as rock solid. The rhythm section gets a great chance to flex in this brilliantly arranged and mixed little taste explosion.
Singer and songwriter Vidaus has just released his deeply contemplative, atmospheric new album Don’t Check My Arms Pt.1. We caught an interview with him to find out more about the project, its underlying themes, and his aspirations as an artist. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi Vidaus, thanks for the interview, and … Continued
An album that softly breathes its insecurities & uncertainties into the room around you, creating immediately calming ambiances, yet each one with an air of concern or unsettled freedom.
A perfect single, and an even more perfect band for any rock mix, Silver Citizen is sure to please anyone who enjoys the sound of music still played by real musicians with real instruments and actual talent.
The structure & the long-form melody of the verses connects intensely. The lyrics are great, the song has a concept & an idea that it sticks to throughout. As the music builds, the entire band work hard to reach this united height of passion & power.
Modern songwriting is not confined by industry rules or genre expectations, and that’s a liberating thing when fused with genuine passion and skillful musicianship – as is the case with this band.
It’s best to stick with people who love & understand you, through that you”ll find the peace you are searching for with time. It might be best to also stop hurting yourself with your own thoughts too.
You know for certain that you’ve experienced something extraordinary when you listen to this album in full. It’s a fascinating collection that really holds tight to your attention & provokes deep consideration of the ideas within.
Overall I’m driven by the love for the art. I wanna give Australia a better name when it’s mentioned in Hip-Hop & feed my family doing what I love.
The heart of hip-hop is in the expression, the flow, the confidence and the character, and this is exactly what you see showcased on this release.
Everything about the music satisfies. The unique nature of the songs is something that hasn’t come through with such drama, detail & passion in a long time.