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Review of: Gizmodrome
album by:
Gizmodrome
Version:
CD
Price:
13.94

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On August 21, 2017
Last modified:August 21, 2017

Summary:

This is definitely an album that stands out as something different. It’s an album that is hard to describe but which is incredibly enjoyable to listen to. The mix of styles that have been blended together make it a rich and interesting sound.

Gizmodrome will be a new name to you but some of the members are extremely well known. To start with you have the drummer from The Police – Stewart Copeland , who also does most of the lead vocals for Gizmodrome. On bass you have Level 42’s mark King. Rounding out the lineup are Adrian Belew (ex King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads) and Vittorio Cosma (PFM).

The result of combining these talented individuals is an album that really does stand out from the crowd. These days it’s very hard to release something that sounds completely different to what other bands are releasing but that’s what Gizmodrome have done.

The fact that Copeland, Belew, and King all contribute vocals help give this a distinctive sound, but it’s the songwriting that really sets them apart. The closest band I can think of musically is Talking Heads, but this album has more influences mixed in so they’re certainly not a Talking Heads copy. Trying to think how to describe them is tricky – is it rock? Pop? Prog? World music? Well yes it’s a mix of all those and with a touch of crazy genius thrown in.

This is definitely an album that stands out as something different. It’s an album that is hard to describe but which is incredibly enjoyable to listen to. The mix of styles that have been blended together make it a rich and interesting sound – every time you listen to it you notice more little details you hadn’t noticed on previous listens.

An interesting and absolutely fantastic album.

Gizmodrome will be released on 15th September 2017 via earMUSIC

Track listing:

1. Zombies in the mall
2. Stay ready
3. Man in the mountain
4. Summer’s coming
5. Sweet angels (rule the world)
6. Amaka Pipa
7. Strange things happen
8. Ride your life
9. Zubatta cheve
10. Spin this
11. I know too much
12. Stark naked

This is definitely an album that stands out as something different. It’s an album that is hard to describe but which is incredibly enjoyable to listen to. The mix of styles that have been blended together make it a rich and interesting sound.
Ant May
I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.