BEATROUTE BC E-EDITION

Ad

Beatroute BC on Instagram

  • Theyre red! Theyre fangy! Theyre RED FANG! And theyre playinghellip
  • Contemporary artist Brent Wadden beautifully weaves together the traditional andhellip
  • LA punks the FleshEaters are back for a rare reunionhellip
  • Kyle Rideouts Adventures in Public School tells the tale ofhellip
  • Comedian Adam Lazarus is just one of the many performershellip
  • Check out braidraptly in their new video for Fruitless online!hellip
  • Winona forever released a new single called Heads or Tailshellip
  • Pat yourselves on the back everybody world famous comedian Stevenhellip
  • Andy Fields interactive show Lookout forces us to think abouthellip
Ad
Ad
Ad

RALEIGH – Powerhouse Bloom 

Tuesday 12th, September 2017 / 09:00

 

By Liam Prost

Independent  

RALEIGH kind of rips. Powerhouse Bloom opens with a short hit of percussion, followed by a glimmering guitar voicing. What follows is a meditative intro, a slow drum pattern, a bubbling bass line, and a warm cello set the scene. It isn’t until the first chorus, where a legitimate guitar riff cuts through the bustling mix, where it becomes clear that this is a bigger and more mature RALEIGH than Sun Grenades and Grenadine Skies. 

It’s their third full-length release of bumpy dream pop, but this time with sharper edges, and a keen ear for pacing. RALEIGH has always played with quick starts and stops, and stabbing transitions, but mostly within the spectrum of playfulness. Powerhouse Bloom cuts parts in and out with precision, and with a completeness of vision. The experimental but deliberate studio production work here invites a tonal and musical cohesiveness, filling in dead space with ambient sounds and long reverb trails, and adding texture with a grimey compression or phaser on the vocals. 

There is so much viscera and effect to Powerhouse Bloom, it reeks of deliberation and experimentation like we’ve come to expect from RALEIGH, but with a force and dynamism that transcends anything that’s come before.

, , ,

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:

BeatRoute.ca is a member of Apple Music's Affiliate Program. This site collects commissions on purchases that our site's readers decide to make from Apple Music/iTunes affiliate embeds and hyperlinks provided in our posts.

Search

BEATROUTE AB E-EDITION

Ad

Beatroute AB on Instagram

  • Weve never really been explicit with our goals Its alwayshellip
  • Were vibing to some Cartel Madras at Big Winter Classichellip
  • Your new favourite breakout pop duo Partner are bringing surginghellip
  • Happy Friday pals! Who are you seeing tonight at bigwinterclassic?hellip
  • We love some angry feminist punk! You better be athellip
  • The ever amazing Child Actress at Gerry Thomas Gallery
  • January 2018 issue coming in hot with partnerband featured onhellip
  • We made a little mix for you to check outhellip
  • This month we bring you experimental electronic music the hottesthellip
Ad
Ad