Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Sheen... free jazz filters and carnival mirrors on "Rum Rations" from their self titled album

The Sheen is a sextet from Bellingham, Washington (of course they are) and their track Rum Rations from their recently released self titled album is a gorgeous piece of musical mayhem or just mayhem. The sonic flavor you get while listening is a dizzying intoxicating dream like state or the influence of Absinthe in a cathedral of trees deep in the Washington wilderness. The drunken ballroom cadence, vibraphone, Farfisa organ, synths, baritone and alto sax sewn together by bass and rock solid dual drums pushed through free jazz filters and carnival mirrors is great musicality mixed with a greater lunacy. The masterminds behind all this are Riley Reasor, Kellan McLaughlin, Brock Muench, Justin Benz and Jonathan Sherman.
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Robb Donker