Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Reign of Kindo "Play With Fire"

Country: USA
Sub GenreJazz-Pop/Rock
LabelCandy Rat
Release dateJuly 30, 2013
  1. The Hero, The Saint, The Tyrant, & The Terrorist 4:49
  2. Help It 4:07
  3. Sing When No One's Around 3:57
  4. Dust 4:11
  5. Impossible World 5:14
  6. Don't Haze Me 3:55
  7. Feeling in the Night 5:25
  8. Make a Sound 3:58
  9. Sunshine 4:25
10. Romancing a Stranger 4:38
11. I Hate Music 5:12
12. The Man, The Wood & The Stone 3:52

Joseph Secchiaroli - Vocals, Guitar
Steven Padin - Drums, Vocals
Michael Carroll - Guitar, Percussion
Jeffery Jarvis - Bass, Vocals
Danny Pizarro Jr. - Piano

The record starts out with "The Hero, The Saint, The Tyrant, and The Terrorist a song that screams "The Reign of Kindo" and would be a fit on any thier first two records. "Help It" has a killer bass line and sounds like every band member is having a musical conversation with one another, a perfectly in sync and melodic conversation. "Sing When No Ones Around" is more guitar driven than past records and the percussion kills when it comes in. "Dust" is a brilliant tune pulsing with rythym and slide guitar licks.
Rare is it to find modern music that pinpoints the middle ground between a respect for past greats and a boldness to pave tomorrow. This is, quite modestly, the definition of The Reign of Kindo. Citing influences from Dave Brubeck to Ben Folds to Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to John Mayer, there's not a degree of pomposity in this sound, just an honesty in the group's craft to blend such diverse influences into an identity.

Feeling in the Night

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