Stone Robot - Subliminal
Alternative/Alt. Rock, Rock, Synthpop, Hip Hop
New Hampshire, United States
Overall Impression: Unleashing a volley of artistically complex and stylistically eclectic songs through their 2021 release, Planned Obsolescence, Stone Robot's leading single titled "Subliminal" promises to conjure everything from glowing nostalgia to brooding angst through its gritty Alt. Rock drives and electronic soundscapes - all serving to fully materialize the track's cleverly crafted and darkly resonant lyrics.
Strongest Point(s): Created remotely in the midst of global pandemonium, "Subliminal" bears a striking artistic direction and creative cohesion - exhibiting a chemistry usually reserved for flesh-and-blood recording sessions! Lyrically, the song displays a depth of imagery and clarity of communication that only expand through the implemented instrumental tones and timbres, culminating in a deeply driving and richly accessible listening experience. Clever rhythmic and melodic motifs grant "Subliminal" a sense of character and reveal an infectious passion for the craft! The instrumental bridge from 1:53-2:18 should scratch a particularly nostalgic itch among fans of the style!
Target Audience Appeal: Fans of ardent Alt. Rock energies and passionate performances will find themselves drawn headlong into the sound that Stone Robot is crafting, with "Subliminal" serving as a stellar gateway into the worlds contained in Planned Obsolescence! Defying physical distance and looming disease, "Subliminal" and its siblings stand to remind us of the connections made and maintained through music - regardless of what calamities may come
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About the Reviewer:
Jon Wright is a trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. Working with musicians and their individual sounds is his passion and profession, and he strives to interact with and understand every aspect of the production process - from theory and songwriting to recording and mastering. He continues to teach students of all ages and is currently collaborating with artists in a wide variety of genres.