How can you not respect a two-piece band that rocks out? Every since the White Stripes became a global sensation the idea of having a duo composed of drums and guitar has become more accepted and ubiquitous. Enter In Orbit a two-piece hailing from Perth, Australia, who make the most out of their minimal setup.
The two members Cissi (guitar) and Tarik (drums) recently released an album entitled Innerspace that has its foundations in ‘70s garage rock. Perhaps the most notable aspect of the recording is that they don’t implement a bunch of guitar overdubs, synths and other instrumentation that would be almost impossible to pull off in a live setting without additional musicians. The recordings are true to form and represent what they would sound like onstage.
They immediately get gritty and dirty with the opener “Cure,” which is one of the highlights on the album. A circular guitar lead is grounded as a kinetic drumbeat establishes the tempo. Once the vocals enter there is a tinge of ‘80s hair metal that sounds great on the band. Not unlike the White Stripes the guitar parts have memorable, meaty fills that tear and scream at the seams. “This Is” is another solid track that further establishes the band’s ability to write a worthy tune while “Still Of The Night” features some nasty palm muting techniques and visceral drumming.
“Innerspace” is a unique instrumental track that features dueling lead guitars. The guitar work is technically impressive but does not rely on that togain your attention. They are concerned with the creativity and artistic merit as opposed to just showing off. They close with “Time,” which is the longest and heaviest track on the EP.
Innerspace is a raw and immediate EP that deserves some attention. Check this out.
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