Users who ignore this rule will be banned from the site. The cello adds a very soft touch, exploring more sounds yet again and expanding Kindo's impressive pallet for wonderful music. Has it Leaked is not a download site. This song is up there with Thrill of the Fall as one of the best tracks on the album. Breathe Again is one of those tracks that is good, but overall is just an attempt to get radio playtime which isn't bad, but when you're trying to be more pop than prog, it isn't. Romancing a Stranger 4:38 11. Guys play really nice, songs are enough catchy, possibly a bit too polished and comfortable.
The first few tracks on this album have already done a bang-up job of demonstrating it, but this track — which has the gall to call itself a single — takes it to a whole other level. O Holy Night is a slow and steady track. Posted Sunday, November 28, 2010 Review 337499 Pure Sonic Mastery. The Reign of Kindo are a special breed of collective musicians, ever humble yet supremely in tune with their abilities, always eager to connect with their fans, and always pushing their own musical boundaries itching to see where their new perspectives and experiences in life take them from one record to the next. The songs have a nice heartfelt quality with a real compassion behind each of the tracks. With furiously complex songs that seek to fuse the improvisational nature of jazz with the tricky time signatures of progressive rock and one hell of a tight rhythm section, the album seems poised to lay waste to anything that the group has done before.
Yet at other times, they peel back the layers and perform with admirable restraint, reminding us that their music is something organic, something that has to be felt deep down, not something that is conjured up just for the sake of showing off. But, as I mentioned above, all of this is a little superfluous. Notes from the piano come in these dense clusters, like raindrops pounding on the roof of a building, and the group sort of builds around that, avoiding obvious hooks or song structure as they do their best to bring the level of intensity up slowly, rather than suddenly. Their music is so fresh and original it amazes me. Battling the Years picks up where Flowers by the Moon left off, with more of their creative jazzy sound. There is so many dynamic parts that there is no reason why it shouldn't be.
The prominent jazz influence mixed with the blues-rock influence really makes this song fun and creative. On June 7th, 2010, Kelly Sciandara announced he was leaving the band to pursue other musical interests. Now We've Made Our Ascent is a more laid back jazz backed track with swinging melodies and nice crossovers with the piano and guitar. That was my favorite record of 2010, and it may well be my favorite of the decade so far. Through several different solos and vamps and the million and one things that seem to be going on, the transitions between different segments of the song never feel awkward or contrived. The album has fantastic continuity, with each track flowing in and out of each other as one epic 20+ minute track that's how I see it! All I know is that in a world where musical talent meant more to the general public than a sexy image, bands like this one would reign supreme.
The smooth jazz and dash of blues add a lot to the flavor of what makes the album so enjoyable. Dynamics swim in and out of the song, from quick to soft to quick to soft, and back again! The more science learns about this world, the more unique and unlikely of a place it seems to be, and that intellectual fascination is matched with a spiritual fervor here, hinting that it took a mind greater than that of a human to dream it all up. Start fresh at track 1 and be amazed instead. The song is a pleasure to listen to and really puts into that heartfelt mood that Christmas once held for most people; now it's just a commercial holiday extravaganza. The song isn't the best, but is a good crossover between Kindo's jazz side and Kindo's pop song, appealing to both audiences. Play With Fire is a record suited for any mood, any time of day, for any time of the year, and those willing to sit back and let the music wash over them cannot deny that some emotion in them, however briefly, has stirred. It's a really nice track to listen to, and, seeing as it's less than 3 minutes, it has a nice quick listenable quality.
However, the overall album is extremely good. The former is set to a mellow jazz melody, while the latter is a more fast-paced song with a peculiar rhythm. Former bassist Joseph Secchiaroli took on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Steven Padin continued as drummer and backing vocalist, Kelly Sciandara continued as the pianist and trumpeter, and Michael Carroll and Jeffery Jarvis were added to the band on lead guitar and bass, respectively. Psalm is one of the better soft songs on the album. They were then signed by Candyrat Records. This is all subtext — it might not pack as much of a punch without that first song to give it context. Sweeping melodies again come in, and the catchy chorus make this track one of the better on the album.
The drum solos are highly jazz influenced, and the entire track just is really fun, with some great instrumental work. Structurally, this song is a very unusual one for the band, definitely putting the jazz influence up front as they usually do, but the way it develops, comes to a climax, and then backs off, is much like a storm. The album basically goes through the entire album as if it were a video game soundtrack, 8-bit drums, guitars and pianos rocking the whole way. It needs to go through its different phases and let this awful truth slowly dawn on the guy — then the final segment of the song would really pack some punch. Again, this is a good track, but isn't spectacular. Joseph Secchiarolli, who originally played bass, took over as vocalist, and they recruited Jeffrey Jarvis to round out their lineup on bass. So I knew when it came time for them to release a third album, it might be a bit ridiculous to expect them to top it.
Each track has so many beautiful elements it's hard to give a thorough review. And while it may lack true originality, it makes up for it with purely satisfying songs, and a wonderful sound and production. However, even more impressive than Caroll is the vocalist Joseph Secchiarroli, who is downright incredible on This Is What Happens. The song flawlessly fades into the next track, feeding the continuity of the album. Hard to Believe is essentially a Jazz Rock song. With their latest effort Play With Fire the collective seamlessly incorporate new pianist Danny Pizarro Jr into their world and add some subtle tweaks to their sound heard on This Is What Happens to create a passionate record perfect for your warm summer evenings.