of being an artist and being in a band is embracing the natural desire
to take a different approach. This is the case with "Strange Love." The
production and arrangement echos the sounds of California Pop from
the 60's. Orchestrated instruments follow a haunting falsetto vocal
melody, while rolling drums and bass support a flowering vibrato guitar.
It all leads up to a climactic dream-like ending led by strings, trumpets
and a soulful choir through a Leslie organ speaker. It's very much
a tip of the cap to a lot of records we love...think Ennio Morricone
meets The Beach Boys."
"Promises was a natural next step from our last record. It has a certain
quality that really fits in the Psychedelic Soul pocket while also
using elements of Reggae with a driving bass line, cinematic music
with kung fu like horns, and a shimmering 12 string acoustic guitar
that reflects the sound of the 60's. The bonus was having our
talented friend and über musical mind Shawn Lee on mallet percussion