Friday, January 27, 2017

Once & Future Band "Once & Future Band"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Retro Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: Castle Face Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: January 27, 2017
1. How Does It Make You Feel? (5:57)
2. I'll Be Fine (6:28)
3. Hide & Seek (6:18)
4. Rolando (4:39)
5. Tell Me Those Are Tears Of Joy (5:19)
6. Magnetic Memory (4:41)
7. Standing In The Wake Of Violence (5:17)

Total time 38:39

Joel Robinow - Vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass
Eli Eckert - Bass, guitar, vocals, keyboards
Raj Ojha - Drums, percussion
Josh Smith & Raze Regal - Additional guitars
Danny T. Levin - Horns
Yea-Ming Chen & Anna Hillburg - Additional backup vocals

In the vapor trail of “How Does It Make You Feel” you can smell the burnt ozone of a seventies-full-orchestra-nebula-pop-odyssey, the flakes floating down and landing on you like snow and giving you the grave-chills…the ash of a masterpiece pop song. The very mid 70s vibe at work here surpasses pastiche, and crests that lovely anachronistic conceptual peak: a fully realized and meticulously arranged psych record, meant to be listened to from top to bottom, with the lights down low and in a comfy chair perhaps, or while gazing out the window of your life pod. A Dark Side of the Moon feel, with shades of early Yes’s technicality, a dash of Steely Dan’s vocal prowess and effortless sheen, and some seriously outsized hooks that call to mind the mighty ELO, Le Orme and yes, even the unsinkable Queen powered on Brian May’s tape echo jet fuel and sequined power cells…this is a head record in the classic sense but we swear to The Dark One that you will be trapped and infected by the pop-parasite. 


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