Saturday, August 21, 2010

CD Review: Cabinessence Brings Along Their "Naked Friends"

If you combine the harmonies of the Beach Boys and the experimental sounds of the Grateful Dead, you get Cabinessence. Their new album, "Naked Friends" was just released on Spark & Shine Records and features some of the band's best work to date.

The harmonies on "Blown A Test" along with the country-twang guitars makes for an interesting combination. The vocals on "How I Learned" sound like the second coming of Jerry Garcia along with a blues-chugging sound. The experimental sound of "Pray" is a flash-back to the psychedelics of the 60's. Once again, the harmonies on "Grace" are outstanding along with organ tone floating in the background. The sound on "Ruby's Moon Elevator" just leaves you wondering, what or if lyrics are needed for this of any of the songs on this album.

For more information on Cabinessence and their new album, visit their myspace page (www.myspace.com/cabinessence.)

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