My adventure in music discovery continues. Tonochrome is another band I may have not heard of if it wasn’t for the internet.
The first mention of the band I saw was via a member of the group of whom I am aware of because of his previous work. So I followed their Facebook page. Then ProgBoss offered me their album for review.
Everything is connected and it all leads to something wonderful. I hesitate to put a genre label on what is happening on this album. Style and sonics come together to make a unique sound that only this band can create. Perhaps art rock would fit.
The Ridge, the opening track on the album and one of my favorites, sounds like a music box at its beginning. I also quite like Humble and Broken, where there is sadness beneath the lively rhythm of the music.
Closing track Missing Piece is a flowing instrumental piece with piano and keyboards, a gentle end to the album. The best music reveals itself in different forms with each listen. Little artifacts arise that were missed before.
Andres Razzini founded Tonochrome in 2011. A Map in Fragments is the debut album.
I’ve given you a taste. Go listen.
1. The Ridge
2. Interlude 1
3. Border Crossings
4. Interlude 2
6. Disputed Area
7. Interlude 3
8. Kilometre Zero
9. Just Like Us
10. Humbled And Broken
11. The Gates
12. Missing Piece
Andres Razzini – Voice, Guitars, Percussion
Steve Holmes – Keyboards, Programming, Voice
Charlie Cawood – Guitars
Jack Painting – Drums
Andres Castellanos – Bass
Label: Bad Elephant Music
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