Artist: Forest Kids
Released: December 15, 2017
The latest electronic offering from Forest Kids is an invitation for a psychedelic trip that you shouldn’t refuse. The new album from Paul Marchesani, AKA Forest Kids, sees the Philadelphia artist compose an impressive tapestry of sound that covers numerous genres in under 14 minutes. Read more
Album: Emma’s Home !!
Released: December 10, 2017
Whether you’re new to the ambient electronic genre, or a veteran of synthesizer soundscapes, you’ll find a lot to like on “Emma’s Home !!”. In regards to the record’s meaning, Melancholyfox notes that the album is “a bunch of dance tracks for my love, Emma.” Despite the lack of lyrics, the New Jersey-based artist’s latest release is able to convey a sense of neon joy to the listener, and the six tracks on the album should be the soundtrack to your next party. Read more
The inevitability of most bands breaking up is an inherent element of any music scene, and it can be heartbreaking when a band you’ve come to respect decides to call it quits. Such was the case when Overfield broke up a year and a half ago. I’d played a handful of gigs with the band, watched them grow as musicians, and really felt that they had a promising future together. As I covered in a previous review, that wasn’t the case.
Jam Traffic’s self titled EP has caused me to reconsider my negative position on bands breaking up. The recent release by Jam Traffic shows that something great can come out of a band’s demise. Tony Nicosia, Tristan Jones, and Alphonse Campanese were all in Overfield, but Jam Traffic is by no means a retread of that band’s indie/alternative sound. Jam Traffic successfully establishes a new persona that is more polished and groove oriented than their previous endeavors; almost like the offspring of Phish, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Bravery.
Larry Nodder’s latest offering is a great example of how recording in a studio can sharpen a band’s vision. The promise of Larry Nodder’s polished sound, as teased with the release of “Dr. Cox” earlier this year, is realized in full on this album.