They call it Joyful Noise, and while the title is fit for an LP, it’s not the name of Hi Red Center‘s latest release. No, that was dubbed Assemble and it can be found on the record label of that name: Joyful Noise Recordings. It sure fits; Hi Red Center’s music is a bit out there, with wild guitars, barbershop quartet-like compounded vocals, and seemingly randomness when it comes to instrumentation, these guys have a very interesting but equally refreshing sound.
A good distinction for this band’s sound is their song “Symmetry Chameleon”. The music is symmetrical in that everything apparently fits in its proper place. Yet it has chameleon-like elements – it’s an eclectic being, always changing color and sound and it’s adding and subtracting things constantly. But it works and it’s what Hi Red Center does well. Assemble, as mentioned before, is out now on Joyful Noise Recordings.
Hi Red Center: Symmetry Chameleon [mp3]
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