Introduction: Have you listed to the Radio lately? Is it me or is something horribly wrong with today’s music. Do you remember when music actually had really instruments in them with real people playing them? No kidding. How about good songwriting performed by artists that not only wrote the music but poured their heat and soul into performing them. Now when one listens to the radio what do you hear: a pretty face, cookie cutter songwriting, crafted via a microphone, some fancy sampling and a mix that sounds more like a commercial than a piece of music. Yes the magic is all but gone from modern-day music, and people are wondering why. Actually there are a few select artists out there that still believe in the power of live performance with real instruments, real songs. Sung by real singers. Artists like Not Another Playne for example.
Review: I have to say I was extremely impressed with the opening 3 tracks “Blind Lead the Blind”, “Beathen Down” and “Red Sea”. They made quite the first impression and each one possessed my full unadulterated attention. To be honest: I expected cheesy Indy Rock that was extremely predictable and shallow in nature — very compatible for a mass audience. Kind of like Nikelback, Lifehouse or Daughtry. What I discovered was actually exactly the opposite. The whole EP is wonderfully conservative yet full of what I would call explosive rocked out energy with music that appeals to so many different senses on so many different levels. It reminds me of Default, Fuel, Theory of a Deadman, Filter, and even Crossfade. I can also hear the slight Alternative Rock, Hard Rock influence in there as well. What I really like about Not Another Playne Jayne is there is no attempt to sugar coat the truth or deliver what I call over the top alt rock. Cheezy music with a tattooed face via top flight sampling, cookie cutter songwriting via a mix that sounds more like a commercial than a piece of music. It will also appeal to both advanced and novice listeners alike. Whatever kind of listening or intellectual level you’re on – some will identify with things while others will not. Like a three layered cake Not Another Playne Jayne is one band that has allot of depth and has so much to offer. Weather it’s musically, lyrically, inspirationally, emotionally, spiritually – if you feel like music is taking us in the wrong direction than rest assured Not Another Playne Jayne is taking us back in the right direction away from that horrible Nikelback-esque Corporate Sound with this latest 6 song EP.
Bottom Line: Not Another Playne Jayne will affirm your faith in Rock again. Stephen Jayne- Vocals, Adam Stewart- Vocals. Other guest musicians include: Steve Shelhart: Guitar and Bass, Nate White: Drums. Not Another Playne Jayne represent all that is good in music and their latest EP delivers everything. It’s a highly passionate 6 track musical blast via action packed musicianship, entertaining songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive Metal.
Buy the CD via AMAZON – http://www.amazon.com/Not-Another-Playne-EP/dp/B00AAQVQG6
Label: Katavi Arts (Seattle, WA.)
Meet the Band: Stephen Jayne- Vocals, Adam Stewart- Vocals. Other guest musicians include: Steve Shelhart: Guitar and Bass, Nate White: Drums.
by Michael Keith edited by Mindy McCall
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