Thursday, February 12, 2015

Garden On A Trampoline Breaks The Indie Rock Moniker With Allodynia

It’s not fair for anyone to just call this band by a one genre name, it’s truly not just one sided. Garden On A Trampoline finds a way to shove the emotion found on Deep Elm mix in a little Jade Tree magic, and shove over Smoking Popes for a shot at the top of alternative rock’s indie crown. Ok, maybe that’s a bit much, but what can I say, the band has really got me tapping my toes to their infectious sound. For whatever reason I decided to listen to “keeping me inside” first, and was immediately brought back to my bedroom in Culver City circa 1999. Why is that important? Because that’s when I dropped $300 on music from the aforementioned record labels, and caught wind of all types of underground music, some of which reminds me of what this band has done with this record.

Going back to the start, “Allodynia” starts with what very well may be my favorite instrumental. The first 40 seconds alone is enough to create an ethereal vision for you, as the melting of emotions comes through. It’s the kind of track that should open up a sweeping scene in an Oscar worthy movie. It has age, it has vitality, it has precision and makes you stop what you’re doing, and pay attention to life as it floats on past you. It’s with this opener that the band truly introduces something unique, for the audience.

Not to be isolated to one genre, the band flows through enough melody, chaos, and urgency to fill 15 tracks of pure gold. Fans of The Velvet Teen will immediately recognize the swagger of the band’s flow, as they seem to seamlessly create melody with piano, guitar, and percussion that is on point. In fact, not since “Out of The Fierce Parade” have I been completely sold on a record.

In the 15 tracks found here, you’re going to flow through every string of creative rock music prowess. From electronic notes to surreal piano ambience, and guitar heavy tracks that are definitely going to present an incredible rotation for your next skate session.

Suffice to say, Garden On A Trampoline releases the best independent rock record I’ve heard this year so far. “Allodynia” is eclectic, full of life, creative, and doesn’t settle for one genre. This is one record you cannot miss out on, you just can’t. Don’t call yourself a music fan if you don’t listen to this one, just don’t.

Check out Garden On A Trampoline via bandcamp here, and support the music, this is a solid record. Visit their official website here.

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