Bite-Sized Reviews #7

Reviewed in this episode:

Nerve – electronic music from the USA
Zhea Erose – electronica/drum & bass from the USA
James Norbert Ivanyi – prog metal from Australia
Latone Odola – dark folk from the USA

Nerve – Ghosts Of Tomorrow (USA, 2015)

The undisputed king of the breakbeat aka Mr. Jojo Mayer is back with new material. Here you’ll find the usual all-human analog “live electronica” of Nerve trademark, and let’s not forget about Jojo’s  evergreen awesome drumming. Tons of great grooves and fills to make your head bop and your mouth go “umph!”. Even if you’re not particularly into this style or Mayer’s drumming, it’s still some great background music. Chilling and exciting at the same time.

Zhea Erose – Icosahedron (USA, 2016)

Chilling electronica \ drum and bass with progressive, classical and ambient influences. Dense arrangements and lengthy tracks, really good compositions and not an easy album to digest! It’s very atmospheric so I invite you to have a listen and let your mood be guided by the music.

James Norbert Ivanyi – The Usurper (Australia, 2016)

A short 3-track EP. Instrumental with a proggy edge, its mood reminds me of a less-metal-more-rock Liquid Tension Experiment with a sprinkle of 70s, though still maintaining an overall modern vibe. A nice work form one of Australia’s most promising young musicians.

Latona Odola – Latona Odola (USA, 2015)

Melodic, female-fronted, pensive dark folk. A candle-light listening session is advised!

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About Andrea "Rizzo" Rizzieri 39 Articles
TSL co-founder, co-owner, editor, and in charge of everything-that-comes-with-that. Born 1992, I always had the vocation to learn everything I could later never accomplish to save my own life. I am indeed a failed guitarist, drummer and so much more! Er, I’d better write about music I like for the time being. Although my musical past has been firmly rooted in rock, punk and metal, I appreciate any kind of music as long as I find it artistically interesting. I have a split personality by which part of me likes anything musically forward-thinking, inventive or just of general “good taste”, and part of me likes being blasted by all-out intensity and dissonance.

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