Vinyl Floor – Vaudeville

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Band: Vinyl Floor

CD: Vaudeville

Official URL: http://www.vinylfloor.dk/About.html

How do artists write good music? Songs always written, ideas jammed upon, and the lineup is slowly circling overhead. The sound is still being plucked from the carcasses of our various rock, pop and spaced-out influences. This hot 3 piece band from Denmark will appear at light speed, uncloak and rock your face off. They then disappear into the depths of space, to incubate new battle cries, lullabies, and powerful anthems.

The sound is very much their own but the style is primarily drawn from the melodic and energetic 60´s/70’s and likewise from the edgy progressive rock of the 90’s. The band combines symphonic and grandiose expression with the urge to write melodic songs, always non-compromising and exploring new frontiers. Enter the mind musing, rock trip of this latest 12 Track CD  entitled “Vaudeville” and we begin to get a more clear understanding of what this 3 member movement from an Ocean away. Its music played the way it is meant to be played.

“Vaudeville” starts off with Track 1 “Change the Song” my top track on the album. This life’s anthem skirts the lines of life from the causal observer’s point of view to no holds barred rebelliousness. Vinyl Floor provides a very human blend of emotions. What’s more these cats spin on life through music and possess a very accessible signature sound. Indeed intelligent lyrics and catchy melody lines are the heart of their formula. Thomas Charlie Pedersen (vocal, guitar, piano), Rasmus Bruun (guitar, piano, and organ) and Daniel Pedersen (drums, vocals, piano) brings painfully simple thoughts and subject matter, heartfelt rhythms and melodies. Also present is an easy going element of a top tiered musicianship with tidbits of Organ, harmonies, rocked out guitar, melodic rhythm guitar and string arrangements. It’s sure to provoke a reaction from every listener that gives them just a minute of their time. All 12 tracks present a catalogue of music that can be listened to virtually in any situation. The songs on the album are a mixture of melodies that encourage you to tap your foot, but also keep you guessing or wondering what’s around the next corner. CAUTION – you may get hit in the face emotionally as Pedersen is not afraid to explore the real side of relationships and love lost. From the amazing “Just a Shadow” to amazing “Fallen Leaves” to more intense “Shift” and “Colorblind” to the more methodical “Angel of Crime” virtually any music fan can find something they would enjoy in this mixture of songs.

Vinyl Floor offers a unique opportunity to sit back and see where the journey takes you vi a interesting and entertaining sound that will remind you of Arcade Fire, Philip Selway, Interpol, Julian Plenti, Paul Banks and the Editors

Vinyl Floor is on Dane band worth checking out (live or in the studio) as their sound and unique perspective on life can be appreciated by all fans of music young and old.

Rating: 7/10

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by Kimberly Clifton. Approved by Cyrus Rhodes.