Saturday 30 March 2019
Misfits of Sythia - Uncanny Valley (2018)
The debut album from this Australian band.
Misfits Of Sythia is a sextet with a lineup of drums, bass, trombone, tenor sax, guitars and vocals.
The band had help from a handful of guest musicians who provided trumpet, saxophones and violins.
The band released a pretty long EP back in 2014 before they released this album four years later. An EP well worth checking out from the link above.
The band plays some sort of RIO/avant-garde.
The music is also based on post-punk to a large degree. Based on that sound, they have added a lot of tasty and melodic woodwinds. In particular trombone and saxophones.
The music is not particular melodic. Neither is it particular dissonant.
There is some metal here and some chamber-rock. That to create contrasts in the music.
The band is very playful here and has given us a playful album.
The quality leaves something to be desired.
Nevertheless, this is a decent to good album. One to check out as it is a Name Your Price album.