It’s easy to look back and identify certain sounds, whether bound by geography or by recording trends. That said, I feel like I’m currently witnessing a certain sound develop. I don’t know we’ll call it when we look back in a few years, but there seem to be an increasing number of bands playing a sort of complex, shimmery pop music. They also focus on vocals, with most of the bands’ members singing intricate parts. Unlike most trends, I’m okay with this development in good songwriting, chimey guitars and solid performances.
Enlou is one of those bands. The Sexy Accident played a show with them in Dayton, and I was blown away by how well the guys played together. I’ve been in many bands, and it’s tough to arrange so many parts without cluttering up the sound. Enjoy…
- “Wait For My Turn” – Azymuth (Azimuth/Far Out/1975)
- “Back in My Arms Again” – The Jam (“The Modern World”/Polydor/1977)
- “Liquid Light” – Enlou (Threshing Floor/Lujo/2009)
- “My Voice Rises to God” – Doug Burr (The Shawl/Velvet Blue Music/2009)
- “Desolate” – The Prids (Chronosynclastic/Velvet Blue Music/2010)