This eclectic melting pot truly makes for an exciting listen from this group from Alabama. Their new project Night Flowers has just been released and I have had the pleasure of listening to it the past few days. My analysys?!?! Smooth, professional and excellent musicianship is what I say!
The Other Day Band
This well put together project includes gems like “Body Surfer-Another Cha Cha Cha” which I wouldn’t say is just “another cha cha cha”. I would say it’s must more than that in fact! It’s another GROOVY cha cha cha! This band knows how to make a warm solid sound…both sonically and musically and the EP is extremely well produced with out overdoing anything. The vocals and instruments are mixed very well and mellow jams with plenty of groove permeate throughout.
“Unencumbered” starts out with an organ heavy groove flowing smoothly into the vocals of Jennifer Skates. Jennifer is an accomplished songwriter, lyricist and instrumentalist who also plays flute and trumpet. The more I learn about this band THE MORE I LIKE!!!
One of my favorite albums is Chick Corea’s Light As A Feather in which this album has many similar flavors. “Sway” is probably one of my favorite tracks on the album. The tempo picks up a bit and is very catchy. This project sounds amazing without being over produced. Occasionally, Jennifer’s vocals sound a bit buried under effects but I think that’s what they were going for and I like the psychedelia element it adds to the music.
“Mi Flor de la Noche” features the multi instrumental and bi-lingual abilities of Jennifer by including some trumpet breaks and a really cool break down at the end. I must say, this band is impressive!! “Cosmos” is available for free download on their Soundcloud page and features the flute by Jennifer as well. Amazing stuff!! If I were you I would go grab that free download!