Free Music Friday! Violens - "Unfolding Black Wings"
MP3: Unfolding Black Wings" - t.opsp.in/1A1pJ
True shifts course towards a more subtle and desaturated sonic landscape. The album's first single, "Totally True," demonstrates this with its stone-washed, semi-improvised feel, celebrating bands like The Chameleons and Martin Newell's Cleaners From Venus. As the writing process for this second album began while traveling together on tour, it also showcases Violens as a more collaborative effort. Band members Iddo Arad (backing vocals, synths, guitar) and Myles Matheny (backing vocals bass, guitar) had a much larger influence on the songwriting and the album's sonic direction. Framed by Will Berman's distinctive drumming, 'True' shows the band interacting and reflecting in ways both promising and exciting.
Violens condemns the very age we live in by singing it – twisting and mutating it – mutilating it, wearing its skin. Their music is forged of the third eye and of the fourth dimension, part architecture and part air, yet they are wholly rock: chiseled digital marble. There is real tangibility here: this is a group whose members are working together towards a common musical goal. More than 'merely' being a series of ethereal ideas and great guitar sounds, on True, Violens ties everything together with creative arrangements, original melodic ideas and passion.