After releasing several musical projects in 2014, the four-member rock band KAMBER began to work on a new EP. In the summer of 2016, the group, now operating under the moniker Raviner, released their [DISCONNECTED] EP and have continued to build their own following through regional touring, self-produced video content and further creative endeavors.
The record begins with a tour de force of strength, juxtaposed sharply by moments of quiet stillness in “Scarlet.” Frontwoman Kamber Kigin’s voice runs the gamut from sweet, mellow singing to full-bodied notes as the song alternates between intense and beautifully subdued sections. With hard-hitting guitars and percussion, electronic vocoder chords and an overall sense of cohesiveness, this track is arguably the best on the entire EP.
The album continues with “Maybe” a harmonious rock anthem that blends elements of pop and alternative rock styles with success and natural ease. A catchy guitar riff is repeated throughout the track and is accompanied by strong power chords, steady percussion and emotive singing by Kigin. This song gradually crescendos in volume and dynamic intensity as it progresses to the end.
Soft piano notes and mellow singing open “Squares” before the track plunges into an aggressive power ballad style for the majority of the track. At the very end of the song, the soundscape returns to a minimalistic blend of piano and vocals, adding a soft and poignant ending to an otherwise rather relentless tune.
As the album comes to a close, Raviner refuses to back down off the high level of energy exuding its music and instead rallies for one final powerful anthem. With bells ringing, chorus-like vocals and pounding guitars and drums, the record’s closer feels more like a celebration than anything else. As a whole, the [DISCONNECTED] EP is a monument to Raviner’s talent and ability to create memorable and energizing songs through both traditional and unconventional instrumentation and means.
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