2018-02-02 II

II

II by Sunwatchers.

Sunwatchers’ second album starts with a blast of guitar and sax frenzy and just keeps rolling through to the last song.

Sunwatchers are still experimenting a bit with their formula, but for the most part this is an energetic and frenetic exercise in kinetic string, reed, and drum sculpture.

Put it on and get some stuff done.

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2018-01-11

Sunwatchers

Bandcamp: Sunwatchers by Sunwatchers.

Another online referral, this time from Joel Berk. He mentioned Sunwatchers were embarking on a West Coast Tour, and I know he likes the crazy jams, so I thought I should give them a listen. Especially since they’ll be playing within a few blocks of my house Tuesday, Jan 23.

Sunwatchers contain members of Dark Meat, Arthur Doyle’s New Quiet Screamers, NYMPH, and Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel Band. A super-group, of sorts.

They are in the same neck of the woods instrumentally, and philosophically, with bands like Horse Lords. Extended songs based on theme and subtle variation on rhythm and melody. Though, the scales and rhythms they base their jams on are more attuned to Western musical stylings than the African and Eastward looking tendencies of the Horse Lords.

Thoroughly enjoyable, however, and I look forward to seeing them at the Knock Out Bar in a couple weeks.

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