Friday, May 29, 2020

Making Maps "Sapling"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: May 29, 2020
1. Notes On My Pillowcase (6:23)
2. Storm Of '58 (5:07)
3. Lessons Learned (4:16)
4. Curtain Call (Take A Bough) (5:01)
5. Exequiae (2:20)
6. Cutting Roots (6:45)
7. Tonight (7:05)

Total Time 36:57

Samuel Traquina- Lead Vocals, Guitar, misc. instruments.
Paul Evans- Drums, misc. percussion
Meredith Tashkandi- Bass and strings
Alissa Castro-Evans- Keys, Backup Vocals, misc. instruments

...the music sits on the softer and more delicate end of prog I think it would be fair to say. Vocalist Samuel Traquina is very easy on the ear and in the more upbeat songs he has a proximity close to Geddy Lee if I were to make a comparison (although not quite such a piercing falsetto that Lee goes to) he is very well supported by Alissa Castro on backing vocals – think Animate by Rush and you’ll find the closest kindred vocal style, particularly on the rockier Tonight. The opening track, Notes On My Pillowcase is a great prog track that takes you on an interesting, diverse journey, there’s no long passages of timing changes or interminable soloing, it’s just a good song that, with repeated listens, draws you in and floats you along. What I do like about Making Maps’ Sapling is that it’s subtle, almost understated, interesting and willing to experiment with sound, instruments and ideas that flow through each song.
Read the full review by Bob Shoesmith at musipediaofmetal.blogspot.com



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