Saturday 23 March 2019
Rainbow Danger Club - Treehouse Empire (2019)
The third album from this Chinese band.
The band is a quintet with a lineup of ukulele, banjo, trombone, trumpet, bass, guitars, drums, synths, cello, organ, piano and vocals.
The band's career started out very promising with their very proggy debut album before they went towards Americana on their second album. Both reviews can be found in # 1 of this blog.
I had some hopes about this album......
The band is fully embracing an Americana sound and standard rock on this album. There are a lot of country and folk rock on this album.
The country and folk rock is on the mainstream end of this album. Ditto for the Mexican tijuana jazz on this album.
This album sounds like made in a studio somewhere in the mid-west of USA. It sounds like an US album. It has absolute no Chinese music or Chinese flavours whatoever.
It has no connection to Asia at all. It sounds like an American album.
The music is decent enough. But it is not progressive rock or interesting at all. Fans of half-dead rock will like this album. I do not.