Renaldo Greco is a French musician who recently released a whisper in the night. Greco stated, “After a ten year period of jazz and improvised music, I decided (four years ago) to come back to my first love, which is indie rock music.” After spending some time with the songs I wouldn't say his music is straightforward indie rock. I say that as a compliment.
He opens with “City of joy” which is an upbeat, jovial song. A buoyant bass line, crisp drums and clean guitar creates an appealing combination of sounds. The mix is fantastic but it's not a surprise when noticing it was mixed by Yann Arnaud who has credits with well known acts such as Phoenix and Air. The song is really well written and probably the catchiest amongst the batch.
Up next is “I could imagine” which is another notable song. It’s emotionally more heavy than the opener and has elements of post-rock. The end of the song is something special with inventive timing and rhythm.
“I feel awake” was my personal favorite out of the batch. It has a unique vibe and reminded me a bit of Radiohead. The vocal harmonies were an unexpected surprise that I throughly appreciated. Great song. He closes with “Black birthday” which is atmospheric, contains a cascading piano amongst a swirl of sounds.
Greco is not giving himself enough credit by simply labeling his music as rock. There are too many experimental tendencies and technically advanced aspects here so that I’m more inclined to call this baroque pop.
Greco goes four for four easily with these songs. He knows what he’s doing when it comes to arrangements and writing. Can’t wait for more. Recommended.
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