Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Explorers Club “Grand Hotel”

(http://www.rockridgemusic.com/explorersclub/) Remember that “Exotica” revival with all the bands trying to recreate Martin Denny and Esquivel? Then there was that pseudo-fad, “Yacht Rock,” semi-satirical, loving homages to 70s soft rock, which was mostly bands, DJs, and videomakers doing covers or impersonations. Well this trumps all that. This band can eerily recreate any mellow music movement from the 60s and 70s, including, but not limited to Tijuana Brass party sounds, country rock, Beach Boys pop, Bacharach lushness, and anything in between or slightly outside those lines. Obviously being able to write and record original music that perfectly recreates Neil Diamond, Kris Kristofferson, Grass Roots or Ann Murray recordings may strain the definition of “original music,” but it’s fucking hard to do and it sounds fucking good! This is hard to believe and easy to love.

No comments:

Post a Comment