The Allender Band
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Episode two of You Disappear Radio is available now in the feed. Please read the show notes included in the podcast and visit the links in the enhanced audio file to visit the artists sites. The idea is to give you a sample of some great music and hopefully turn you onto some great new albums in the process. See the tags below for links to my reviews on You Disappear of the artists included in this episode.
Otherwise, here is a link to the feed which you can put into iTunes or whichever reader you use for podcasts: http://www.youdisappear.net/files/blog.xml I don’t think I will be including direct links to the files in these posts simply because I am keeping this on the underground side of things and I want to keep things as simple as possible with them. Hopefully this will not alienate too may people. Let me know your thoughts should you have an opinion on the idea. I am always open to suggestions.
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The Allendar Band - In the Grip of Light
In the last couple of weeks I have found myself putting this short EP on more than any other and I think I finally figured out why I continue to come back to it. Its just a perfect blend of gentle guitar play, drifting vocals, and a subtle yet sometimes head nodding rhythms and it satisfies on a lot of different levels for this reason.
The Allender Band was formed after the leader of the group Robin Allender, released a solo album and decided to add more musicians to the mix in an effort to fill out his songs a bit. The result was this EP and I really love it. His previous solo album is also wonderful and will make its appearance on these pages one day I’m sure. A couple of these songs are re-workings of music he recorded on his solo album.
The music here is certainly more on the uplifting side of the world of You Disappear which I would like to slowly visit more and more as time goes on. In the world of the calmer side of music I think there is plenty of room for music like this that borders whispering and full band recordings really well but don’t just take my word for it, have a listen and see for yourself what I mean.
iTunes Link • Artist Page (and label page here)