The Parlophonics – Dying of the Light
The latest album by The Parlophonics, “Dying of the Light,” is a stunning example of experimental indie rock that combines elements of psychedelic and alternative music. The album features eight carefully crafted songs with a runtime of just 30 minutes, each of which showcases the band’s musical prowess and creativity.
The album opens with “Fill My Sky,” a track that sets the tone for the rest of the album with its slick slide guitar line and distant sitar harmonics. The song builds to a crescendo with layers of instrumentation that create a full, immersive sound. From there, the album takes listeners on a journey through a range of moods and styles, from the peppy and upbeat “Reading Kerouac” to the haunting and introspective piano-led title track feat Marcella Detroit, “Dying of the Light.” The experimental roots are evident. Other standout tracks include the bluesy “Heaven Can Wait”. And the closing track, a rock anthem with expert penmanship called “Song for a Lost Friend.”
One of the standout features of the album is the brilliant use of stereo-imaging. The mix of each track is carefully crafted to create a sense of space and depth, with different elements panned left and right to create a sense of movement and immersion. This effect is particularly evident in “Underneath the Blue Sky,” which features conversational guitar lines that move back and forth across the stereo field, creating a sense of excitement and energy.
The Parlophonics is offbeat and quirky
In terms of movies that the album could be a part of, “Dying of the Light” would be a great fit for offbeat and quirky films like “Alice in Wonderland” or “The Science of Sleep.” The album’s experimental sound and introspective lyrics would be a perfect match for these films’ surreal and dreamlike visuals.
The Parlophonics are a band with a rich history and impressive achievements in the indie music scene.During the pandemic lockdown of 2020, founding member Robert Horvath felt inspired to record and release the songs he had been writing for years, which led to the inception of the band. He enlisted the help of guitarist Fernando Perdomo and musician Hugh Macdonald, and the three began collaborating remotely to create the music that would become their 2021 debut, “A Day in The Life.”
Since then, the band has continued to push the boundaries of indie music with their unique sound and innovative approach to songwriting and music production. “Dying of the Light” once again proves the band’s ability to create experimental yet accessible music with thought-provoking, catchy songs.
Not afraid to push boundaries
Dying of the Light is a clear indication that the band is not afraid to break out of the comfort of their own soundscape. Songs like “Only A Lie” which uses heavy modulations like reverb and oscillators for tone shaping, are a testament to this fact. Additionally, there is a deep sense of introspection from the dreamy atmosphere that The Parlophonics manage to put forth. Yet, their sound is eerily familiar. Like a warm plate of food in a distant land that reminds you of home!
In conclusion, The Parlophonics’ “Dying of the Light” is a must-listen album for fans of experimental indie rock. With its blend of psychedelic and alternative sounds, brilliant production, and carefully crafted lyrical narratives, this album showcases the band’s versatility and musicianship. Furthermore, it is evident from their trajectory, that The Parlophonics is only gearing up to take the global indie music scene by storm in the upcoming months.