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Music’s Night

22 Jan

“This is your Night” by The Flat Five was recently introduced to me by a friend. Right from the start of the tune I knew I would have to include it on this blog.

From the large number of people in the band, to the mix of male and female vocalists, not to mention the trippy, dream like manner in which the song is presented, one can’t help but think of another similar band from years past: The 5th Dimension. And this particular track has some resemblance to that bands hit “Up Up and Away.”

It’s got a retro vibe to it, genuinely feeling like it could have been released many years ago. The percussion is light ,as is the piano, and it gives it all a jazz mood that is unique. The layering of the vocals makes the tune dynamic turning what might be a simple song in lyrics into something that is more complicated and full.

If you’re looking for a song that will immediately transport you back to another time with the power of modern musicians who know how to craft a tune that hits all the rights notes and is paying homage to a genre that some may have forgotten, this is the track for you.

 

Move With The Temples

11 May

Within the first few seconds of “Move With The Season” by Temples, one may automatically hear something familiar musically, and dare I say it, be moved.

Its slow burn graze will easily put listeners into a hypnotic trance, a spell that you want to give in to and fall under. Think The Turtles “You Showed Me.” Or “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine in” by The 5th Dimension.

Temples capture magical psychedelia of an era long gone by here, not only vocally and instrumentally but with the message of their lyrics.

“When the time comes move with the season/
Lend your young ears to the sound of day/”

Genuinely sounding as if it could have been released in the late 60’s early 70’s, “Move With The Season” is a song that transcends time, even in this modern age.

Discography: Sun Structures (2014)

Official Website: http://www.templestheband.com