Some people might classify me as a music snob, and they may have a point. There may be a bit of snobbery in my musical tastes, but…I don’t know. Think of it as quality control. In my defense, for a music snob, I sure do have a vast array of music in my collection. Also, it can be surprisingly easy to catch my attention if I am in fact a music snob.
Take Off Orbit (from Miami) for instance. This band reached out to me and pretty much had my attention by advertising itself as a rock-funk-jam-blues band. I’m a fan of all of those genres. “Transient” is a good example of the melange of sounds this band offers. It definitely has a funky rhythm – particularly noticeable at the beginning of the song. It turns pretty heavily toward the psychedelic jam-band sound. And there’s even a pretty good rock n roll guitar solo in this tune.
If that description sounds a bit like a musical gumbo…well, I’d say that’s a pretty good way to classify this band. After all, it takes a lot of things to make this band’s sound as great as it is…just like a good gumbo. Every song features layer upon layer of sound. Oh, and if you like that psychedelic jam-band sound, you’ll love the song “Perjury.”
If you’re like me, and you dig funky, bluesy jam bands, do yourself a favor and check out Off Orbit.