Before I even started listening to the album Aneurysms and Auras by Red Sky Sunrise I thought this person sure knows how to pick out cool sounding names. Aneurysms and Auras, while completely ambiguous, just sounds cool. Red Sky Sunrise started off as the studio project for Diana Short. She eventually got her husband on board to play bass and Fred Nelson Jr. on drums.
There is just no denying that Aneurysms and Auras has a ’90s grunge sound. Remember that band Filter - I was reminded of them a number of times. The music is fairly basic stuff. White noise and feedback drips from the guitar, the bass usually follows the guitar and the drums hit hard. The music really serves her vocals.
Short is a good singer in general but I felt the vocals worked especially well with rock. She's got a little bit of attitude with just enough feminine charm. Not the first of its kind but always a pleasure to listen to.
Up first is “Motherhole” which drip from ’90s alternative nostalgia from the use of feedback to the chord progressions. The song follows a soft/loud formula and not just from the verse to chorus. There also a breakdown section along with some tasteful use of effects like delay. Solid start.
“Getting Over It” rocks hard and again just drips with ’90s alternative nostalgia. “Jump Into The Ring” while certainly has its moments of rocking also has a lot of space during the verse. A synth shows up and Short’s vocals really shine here. They continue to slay with well produced songs such as “Light It Up” and the closer “Jet.”
The songs on Aneurysms and Auras don’t need a ton of explanation. All the songs are in the same vein and suffice it to say if you enjoy one you will enjoy them all. Bottom line is that these songs are cohesive, well-produced, well-written and rock. You don’t need to dig into the details with this release. What you see is what you get. Recommended.
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