There are days when music is the only remedy to poor mood. Fortunately New Music Friday exist. Here we go for our three usual flashes.
FATHER OF ALL… – GREEN DAY
For Father of All…, a thirty minutes long album, the Californian band Green Day gets to reinvent itself beautifully. If teenage isn’t too far from them, as well as American Idiot’s aesthetic, they now sound like a classic rock band with touches of punk and rockabilly, pretty similar to their Foxboro Hot Tubs times. A political pop-rock, indeed, but also a mirror of both past and future. Epilogue or prologue? Only their next album is going to answer that. In the meantime, get a listen to Father of All… and Meet Me on the Roof.
THERE IS NO OTHER… – ISOBEL CAMPBELL
There Is No Other… is the kind of album that awakes our love for nature and sweet times. Isobel Campbell’s voice is like a veil flying in the wind and gently hiding colours of awaking nature as winter is still strong. Delicate like ice and warm as a nice spring day, it’s Campbell’s strength. Utopic, maybe, probably inspired by the seventies, the artist is always true to her values and we get it just through City of Angels or even Boulevard.
ENDLESS VOYAGE – SUNFLOWERS
In this instrumental musical novel, we get to know how to win ourselves over as much as the chords. Raging experimental dreamers, the members of Sunflowers do not hesitate to get the heavy guitars out (Endless Voyage I and II), or the more original and unique sounds, from their voice, other instruments or rain and thunder. We follow them into a haze, supernatural suspense. We don’t know where we go but the destination isn’t important. The journey is. Good thing it’s (almost) endless.
Meet Me On The Roof – Green Day
Hey World – Isobel Campbell
Oscillations – Sunflowers