November 5, 2009

Rubies - Explode from the Center

Genre(s) - Indie pop ("disco-folk")
Origin - United States of America
Year of release - 2008
Bitrate - 192 kbps
Size - 51.41 MB

In the beginning I had only a couple of Rubies' songs and no idea why this band would call their music disco-folk. They sounded like a regular yet professional folky twee band. But when I got my filthy pirate claws on Explode from the Center, it became obvious.
I feel Electric is the only all-out dancefloor track, but the rest can't fully hide their influences either. It's mostly in the bass, which does, at specific moments, sound rather funky to the point it might indeed belong between the colour-flashing tiles on the floor and the sparkling ball dangling from the ceiling. And when the synths come in (only sporadically) you definitely know where you are. Rubies kindly provide us with utterly likeable music, overall more relaxing than energising, that doesn't sound out of place anywhere. Not anywhere nice, in any case.
  1. Room without a key
  2. Too bright
  3. Signs of love
  4. I feel electric
  5. Turquoise
  6. Stand in a line
  7. Diamonds on fire
  8. Silver mornings
  9. The truth and the lies
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