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Launchpad by Particle

Billed as purveyors of "Funkatronic" rock, these four, very hip gents succeed at melding a party-type atmosphere with foot stomping grooves and melodic synth swashes. You can dance to it, or just sit back and listen: Hence, the best of both worlds, we reckon! The band’s methodology is partly rooted within a pulsating, yet nicely flowing line of attack. They perpetuate dreamy, mood-evoking sentiment amid the guitarists’ distortion drenched hard rock riffs and more.

The quartet’s chemistry is rather all encompassing. Formulaic to a degree, however they strike a congenial balance - where pleasant hooks coalesce with fiery soloing and thrusting pulses. There’s some noticeable commercial appeal via these EFX laced funk-rock grooves. And unlike some of their electronica-based peers, this unit should garner some widespread recognition as opposed to being cited as yet another underground oriented, space-rock entity. (Recommended.... )

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Particle
  • CD Title: Launchpad
  • Genre: Other
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Or Music
  • Musicians: Eric Gould (bass guitar), Charlie Hitchcock (guitar), Steve Molitz (keyboards), Darren Pujalet (drums)
  • Rating: Four Stars
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