New York-located experimental rock ensemble Tilted Axes released their full-length studio debut in July this year. On Music for Mobile Electric Guitars, this 15-piece expedition (according to album credits) led by guitarist Patrick Grant crafts energetic and tuneful experimental rock numbers that contain interludes of vast variety of different subgenres.
The dynamic rockers that sometimes shift into more vulnerable musings show off a band, or should we call it an orchestra, that can assuredly play a range of musical styles. The up-tempo rocker “Shapes 1” blends the best of the rock and pop genres. It’s an appealing, anthemic tune from start to finish that rolls along with optimistic determination.
“Circulation in G Maybe” shakes with a calmer vibe, dealing with post and indie sides of rock. The jagged guitar line and pushy bass line and drum beat propel the song forward, while guitarists emote in a deeper, darker tone. In a twist on the traditional structure, a dreamier and slower paced ambience floats in briefly near song’s end.
“Theme Variation” could be described as everything opposed to the previous number; it’s far more fast and edgy, but it also dwells through the dreamy aspect. Heavy rock guitars and slamming drums interrupt the reverie, churning in a tumultuous mix. Just as suddenly, another transient lull appears, fades, and is replaced by a burst of alt-rock sonics.
A menacing groove, prominent bass line, and agitated drum beat run through “Techno Tilt.” There is much more than this on Music for Mobile Electric Guitars, which counts 17 tracks in total, and it waits to be discovered. Grab this album if you are all for a new adventures when it comes to music, and it will surely give you a lot to absorb.