Coming out of Brazil, a listener would expect loud fuzzy guitars, or even electro-pop, but not lush lo-fi bedroom rock; Cambriana, a six member band, presents perfectly crafted indie rock that has been likened to Grizzly Bear and Volantes. As a band who draws influences from Radiohead and The National, it’s not surprising that they create buzzy music (when I say buzzy, think of the loud yet soft qualities of nearly every Radiohead song) Paired with lead singer Luis Calil’s hushed yet husky vocals, every song on the album is it’s own entity and while the album flows together, there is somewhat of a disconnect, however, in a good way.
From the first song on the album, “Vegas” the band premiers itself as somewhat dreamy and quiet (much as bedroom indie rock is), but immediately following, “Astray” jolts you with a somewhat Vampire Weekend-esque indie pop, then the final shift allows listeners to flow into the cool indie rock that this band is known for. It sounds like quite a leap through genres on paper, but don’t let that fool you –this album is purely good music. It’s one of those albums that when you first listen to it, you may like it – but the real trick with this album is to listen to it more than once.
This album needs to be listened to and appreciated in more than one listen because it has so many complexities within rhythm, melody and vocals that it’s impossible to be appreciative in one go. This band is a band for everyone, whether you prefer rock or indie or even electronic–because it involves all the intricacies of each genre and melds them into this jumbled album that turns out to be quite fun.
|Kelsey Kahla||Passionate for music and British television
among anything else, Kelsey has a sharp
listening ear for the most obscure albums
and manages to find fantastic artists that
are not getting enough love.
Kelsey Kahla, Music Director of WPPJ