Despite The Blindness

Edmonton [Prog Rock, Hard Rock, Alt. Rock]

 
 
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5 Rating | 13 Votes | 1878 Views |
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Self-described as "...progressive..." & "...a mix of beauty and aggression..." Despite the Blindness is no doubt ambitious in what they seek. At times heavy and others soft and subtle, the band insists the music exists only to enhance the lyrics, which are filled with imagery that can be both heart wrenching and horrifying. This philosophy is akin to a singer/songwriter approach, a comparison Despite the Blindness encourages. "Absolutely. The story is the most important part. The lyrics, the poetry, the story shouldnít exist to fill holes in the music. The music should enhance the story. Itís the story that needs to be told, not the other way around..."

Welcome to a journey that began with James Seabrook's 2000 recording "Trinity - Despite the Blindness." Although that album was complicated and adventurous, it didnít receive support from his then label, Flesh Tuxedo Records, and was abandoned after weak initial sales. Fast forward 9 years. Seabrook (Raven Skies/Tailchaser) has finally met the perfect compliment to his ambitions in Leo B. Gonzalez (Cockatoo/American Rosa), a multi-instrumentalist looking to form a progressive musical project that focused on the composition rather than the instrument. After much discussion, they decided to resurrect the name Despite the Blindness. Troy Nowaselski (King Muskafa), who played with Gonzalez in American Rosa, joined just weeks before entering the studio and brought groove and flare to the group. Together, they have reinvented, or rather returned Despite the Blindness to what it originally set out to be; a dynamic, complex, and involving sonic landscape. Re-recording a couple of early demos, and writing two brand new sings, they set forth with a simple desire to be able to put something in people's hands. The result is Lovers & Heroes, a four song EP that explores the lure of lovers, the fragility of heroes, and a little bit of the big show.

Despite the Blindness "...definitely has the passionate angst and melancholy..." claims one listener. "...heartfelt..." & "...sexy," says another. Seabrook has already draw comparisons to Elliot Smith and Chris Cornell, and the music, comparisons to Incubus, I Mother Earth, and Tom Waits. Regardless of the comparisons, the philosophy stays the same for Despite the Blindness. The song is all thatís important. No egos. No expectations. No reservations. Only this simple reminder, "It's the story that needs to be told..."
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Ja
Ja says:
{ 05-08-2008 23:26 }
A5.The look,the sound,the vibe..you got the whole thing,see you on the strip
Loose Canon Productions
{ 12-27-2007 17:50 }
Great mix, nice hooks, let me know when you've posted some more. 5..
Jim O
{ 12-04-2007 03:53 }
Great song from start to finish.Vocals and guitars,faultless.Sweet guitar work. Production was brilliant.....absolute spot on panning all the way left to right.Loved the song and the feeling it gave out.I'm leaving you a 5. All the best. Jim
Jozua K.
Jozua K. says:
{ 12-03-2007 18:25 }
Atmospheric and cosmic ground control sound! Nicely sung! Vote >>> 5.
Leo D
Leo D says:
{ 11-30-2007 13:34 }
Tasty acoustics. Great voice. Rated you a 5
Tania Venter
{ 11-29-2007 14:23 }
Great song and sound. Big 52U. I also think you should put some more of your stuff on your SYM. Give me a listen,rate and comment. G'Luck. Tania...
MF Foster
MF Foster says:
{ 11-25-2007 21:37 }
Lovely song and great voice-hope you post more material-I really felt the treatment of the bass with the acoustic guitar-5-my best-MF
STEVEN J (ChicaGo)
{ 11-24-2007 18:14 }
comin through to show my R E S P E C T, REAL musik holds no boundariez, got my full out S U P P O R T, 5, h i t bak
A Cup Of Joe
{ 11-20-2007 19:43 }
very nice tune real i enjoyed it a 5
Thin Ice Productions
{ 11-18-2007 12:07 }
Brings me back to the days when I would pund the skin of ma 72 Westburys for hours. Really feeling your flow you got something working for you so stay with it...love to collab and see how ur voice adapts on a rnb or rap track. Get at us 5 from thin ice
T.Mac.
T.Mac. says:
{ 11-17-2007 04:54 }
Very original track, nice acoustic sound and great vocal, all the best to you, 5. T.Mac.
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{ 11-16-2007 13:59 }
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