2017-10-30 05:21:42 UTC
GroundBurst is an instrumental rock trio whose sound strikes for the band’s kaleidoscopic approach and wide-open mindset. The band consists of Phil, Si, and Erik, respectively on guitars, bass & keys, and drums.
These three talented musicians set out to create a lush, diverse and textural musical backdrop, borrowing from influences as diverse as electronic music, psychedelia, rock and even jazz with a minimalistic flair.
Their recent release, “Triad” is an EP featuring 3 original compositions, as the title of the release might lead you to guess!
The setlist begins with “Law of Fives” - a rocking tune with some hypnotic time signatures and cool grooves. The guitars truly come alive, alternating palm-muting riffs with stunning leads. The keyboards and bass work in synergy, creating a blanket of low end and additional melodies over the steady drum beats.
The second song on this release is a track titled “Parlour Games”. This particular song begins with a pleasant, mellow guitar melodies, exploring a cleaner tone. This track is a great example of the band’s diverse approach - certain guitar melodies almost flirt with 60s surf and vintage blues/rock aesthetics, while remaining anchored to the band’s broad creative scope and modern sonic vision - As if Dick Dale replaced John Petrucci for a night only on a Dream Theatre tour!
Last, but certainly not least, “Mazomba” is a driven rock track that kicks in with blistering guitar feedback and an upbeat rhythm section, only to develop into a stunning melodic rock piece with a diverse approach. This song makes me think about what would happen should Joe Satriani go into a jam session with Minus The Bear! The melodies are complex, yet refreshingly accessible, due to the nature of the arrangements. On this track, I particularly love the contrast between the distorted electric guitars and the mellow electric piano tones.
Groundburst will be releasing their new full-length album entitled "Vortex Street" in 2018.
- Law of Fives - 04:37
- Parlour Games - 05:46
- Mazomba - 04:56
instrumental, rock, progressive, film, music, math
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