Wingdings like so many other countless bands started in high school and after graduation the band had to break up because everyone was off to college. It wasn’t too long ago that bands would have no way of documenting their sound because home recording equipment was too expensive or just sounded too bad to bother. Fortunately these days you don’t need much money to record yourself (although you still need to have some knowledge when it comes to using it) and that's exactly what Wingdings did.
Their three-song EP entitled Transitions showcases an above average high school band who have a good amount of talent. The EP is far from perfect and the band attempts different styles some of which they get away and others that still need some tweaking.
The band opens with “Illusions” which is their finest moment. It’s an upbeat almost funky track that benefits from slightly distorted guitars, tight drumming and impressive bass work. The vocal melody is catchy and I thought the delivery was on point. The vocalist sings “Driving under the fleeting sun / The dusk overtakes all the light that was shunned the beauty of the vast expanse the ocean waves, the flowers dance.”
The second song "Vicarious" has good intentions but is a little bit off the mark. It’s a funky rap/jam session and at its best they sound vaguely like something you might have heard from Talking Heads. The vocalist has a bit more trouble with his delivery on this song in that's it's not that convincing or natural. They close strong with the last song entitled “Patience.” The band plays into their strengths by creating a cool, chill vibe that is easy to groove to.
So now that the dust has settled and the band is off to college they can at the very least look back on this recording as a document of their younger years. On the other hand college goes by fast. In four or five years these guys could be back and with a whole new wealth of knowledge to sing about.
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