Sam Evian’s day job working in a recording studio really shows in this song, as there are plenty of elements that are subtly manipulated, giving it a heavily produced sound.
"Reverie" is certainly appropriately titled, as its wide array of sounds and samples invite you to get lost in a structureless symphony that bears no resemblance to standard, formulaic beats.
"Dreamt I Was a Dog"'s aura exudes sincere appreciation and reverence for the uncomplicated, pure pleasures in life.
Sampling other artists' music in your own can be a way of honoring the original artist, a way of giving rebirth to forgotten tunes, and a way of adding your own brushstrokes to an existing landscape.
"Still Waiting" is a prime example of PHO's ability to slap listeners in the face with pure, unfiltered grooves, while incorporating stylistic variation that keeps you on your toes and gets you on your feet.
The song heavily features soulfully slow slide guitar patterns, which, in combination with steady acoustic guitar strums and bare-bones percussion, just bleed an aura of wistfulness.
“Sanctify” moves back and forth between quiet, relatively calm sections, and lively, impassioned passages, all while keeping a consistently gentle tempo, perhaps reflecting the nature of the kind of like Paul Janeway wants to live.
Whitney's sound is unmistakably modern folk-inspired indie rock, but has a surprising country twist that appears sparingly throughout the track.
“Rebirth of Cool” is a monumental effort in the realm of easy-listening music, bringing intrigue and swagger to the table in an environment has the tendency to be drab and uninspiring.
“Hard Times,” off of their debut album Paradise, is a truly representative manifestation of what Con Brio is all about: the confluence of energy, passion, struggle, and the desire and motivation to overcome oppression.
Crumb has taken a noticeable, and welcome, turn towards psychedelia and jazz.
Seratones, a nifty little outfit out of lovely Shreveport, Louisiana, has created a sound that somehow, someway, seamlessly blends the polar opposite genres of grunge rock and soul music.