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The Quiet Room by Alex K. Redfearn and The Eyesores

This large ensemble hailing from Rhode Island presents more than but a few curious propositions. Led by accordionist, and multi-instrumentalist Alex K. Redfearn, this nonet provides a refreshing shot in the arm to progressive rock drenched stylizations. The band often generates a persona that might incur notions of a gang of gypsies, meshed with a revved-up jug band effect amid other unlikely unifications, featuring sonorous strings and knotty rock riffs. They periodically exude a folksy disposition via an organic acoustic element, sparked by low-key connotations. The musicians also display a propensity for turning up the heat with metallic musings, featuring pulsating, off-kilter rhythms and steely-edged guitar parts. On "Coke Bugs, the group rings up a wacky vibe with a smattering of EFX, morphed with impish qualities, perhaps ringing up remembrances of ‘50s style Sci-Fi movies. With the piece titled "Bulgarian Skin Mechanic," the ensemble fuses European folk, augmented by a climactic approach and whirling dervish-like, rock rhythms. Through it all, this band aims to excite, thanks to a surfeit of charmingly inventive surprises. (Eagerly recommended.... )

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Alex K. Redfearn and The Eyesores
  • CD Title: The Quiet Room
  • Genre: Other
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Cuneiform Records
  • Rating: Four Stars
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