There are times, I’ll admit, when modern music leaves me wandering around aimlessly, with my arms to the sky as I shout out in frustration that there are no more “good rock bands” on the radio. Of course, we won’t mention the fact that my teenaged years were in the eighties, which makes Motley Crue the rock band I listened to the most. Nope, that’s irrelevant to the point so far as I’m liable to bend all reality in such a way as to skew it to fit my preconceived notions! Reality shmeality!
Usually, I’ll find new bands and new music through happenstance or the rare suggestion of a friend. Sure, that means that I generally miss out on about 99.99% of any and all of the newer bands that might actually be worth listening to… but when you have a policy in place, there’s no real reason to rock the boat and start stepping outside of the box. It’s warm and cozy in the box, people.
Whatever whimsical notion and assortment of circumstances that brought me to become a part of the Blogcritics family, however, has shaken up my musical world. In short, it’s shaken up my box. Generally, I hate it when people shake up my box.
Blogcritics has allowed me, is the point that I am very laboriously making, to experience music and discover bands and sounds that I might not otherwise have heard. Today’s case in point is a small band from Jersey, named Of Fate And Chance.
Of Fate And Chance, comprised of Sean Massaro, Ryan Bergamotto and Jon Fleck, are a small band of relatively young guys that have decided to take a relatively huge step on the path to their future, by releasing their new EP A Liar’s Monologue, independently.
It’s that fact that got me babbling on and on about how I rarely find myself faced with exciting new music. Here was a situation and a band that I would never otherwise have heard of, were it not for my new found friends and family here at Blogcritics. And that would be a shame, because this is a damn good EP.
“Thulcandra’s Illness: Silence” kicks everything off by not really kicking anything at all. It’s slow, it’s ponderous, and it lulls you into following this sedate groove that loops and swirls upon itself. Only thirteen seconds shy of 2-minutes in length, it is a nice and unique way to begin your relationship with this EP.