Around sixteen years ago Luke domozick decided to pursue music full-time. He is still at it and just released North Road. The EP contains six songs grounded in rock which I found to have an inspirational and motivational vibe to them.
The production is fantastic and sounds polished and radio ready. I also felt the music in general had a bit more of a commercial accessible feel to it. You can hear this on the opener “Convey” which seems like it could be played during the closing credits to a coming of age film.
I also have to say this song in particular brought back memories of being at Sunday worship with my ex-girlfriend. The bands that were often quite good would strike a similar mood which was uplifting while being reflective. I know nothing about domozick's religious affiliation but I wouldn't be surprised if he knew what I was referring to.
The remaining songs while sometimes not as overt had a similar vibe. “Yield” for example is an almost continuous wave of joyful energy. “Amherst Alibi” has some great percussive elements while “Grieve” is a more traditional rocker with distorted guitar and driving beat. “Balance” is a little more laid back and had a ’90s alternative groove along with a solid breakdown halfway through.
He closes with “Insurance” which contains orchestral string and an emotionally resonant vocal performance. “Insurance” felt like a closer and I really enjoyed the sparse elements that the song closes out with which are quite beautiful.
North Road definitely had a familiar sound. I can’t say the songs felt particularly groundbreaking but there is an audience that will appreciate the quality of the songs. North Road is a cohesive EP that made me feel like I wanted to get done what I needed to. I’ve never seen domozick live but I imagine that his audience feesl reinvigorated after the show and also in a pretty good mood. Recommended.
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