Being a musician with a love for synthesis and electronic music, as well as music from various past eras, I find myself craving both new and innovative technologies, as well as vintage gear. One cannot deny that a new synthesizer will have greater capabilities, better dimensional economy, larger memory, higher connectivity with external devices, more stable circuitry, better weight economics etc than an equally priced vintage synthesizer. Instead of letting old instruments age and live out their natural life cycle, we hang on to them, refusing to endorse new instruments and missing a chance to increase our capabilities. We spend more for less, whilst also damaging the music industry in the process, as manufacturers struggle with criticism and scorn as they try to innovate and steer the market into modernity.
Music in its purest form is composed entirely of noise. So how and why do vibrating particles sound better when altered in very specific ways than in other ways? More importantly, how and why are we capable of distinguishing between good and bad combinations?
The Kite Project is a multi-disciplinary venture which culminated in the release of a 4 track EP and an animated music video. Set to become Malta's first cartoon band, the main story told throughout the EP as well as through the music video is that of a Maltese girl, struggling with her art.
Categorized as a Progressive Rock band, Karnivool is particularly unique, even within the genre; perhaps even more so with this album which features dreamy abstract melodies and complex instrumentation. Asymmetry was well worth the wait and Karnivool didn’t let me down.
Periphery‘s second release is a great album which is more suited to the metal enthusiast. To the untrained ear it will be too much to handle, but given a little time, it is bound to become an enjoyable experience. It also gives you an insane energy boost...
Melodic and rhythmic guitars, driving bass lines and focused drums; the perfect ingredients for a rock album which keeps you wanting more. The music blends well with the harmonically challenging vocals which indicates a strong connection between all members of the band and a well-developed song writing process.
Not having been particularly excited about Progressive Rock for a while, Karnivool was a pleasant surprise for me. Sound Awake is a good mix of technical playing, flowing melodies, deep lyrics and raw emotion.