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Dilettante - Fields Of - Exclusive Premier

The song “Twin Bridges” illustrates this band best as it brings a midwestern emo vibe that's faster than the normal bpm of their peers and kicks off without sounding anything close to a punk-like, save us from the archon, or getting heavier and violent. Instead, the midwestern emo stays intact and further adds to the 90s revival nostalgic impact upon the listener as the song is extremely easy to digest while storms of riffs and cyclical progressions enter and leave the room that emanates from the band members collaboration. Midway through the song things get very spicy and reminiscent of Victor Wooten era Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, “throw down on hoedown”, which is just bizzare but unique and appreciated. The bass and guitar battle each other while the drums seem to play basic four on the floor single roll type fills, beginner folk drums and focus but hitting the complex hits. With such a strong bass section it's odd to have drums without textured modernity and likely a big pleaser for guitarists and bassist ears who enjoy clean canvas but less so for drummers who seek rhythmic density and modern systems employed. To me it's a hole in the equation of what could be a best of the year drop.