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4.5 stars out of 5
Aspen Hourglass is marketed as a classical fusion rock band, but in this EP that was released in February of this year they add much more classical to their style than rock, and it is a beautiful marriage of the two. This EP takes you on a journey through the trio’s musical minds. The first song on the EP, “Justify” starts off slow and picks up as the piano duels with the guitar, it seems almost improvised like old school jazz. “In the Sand” has the classic rock sound like in “Dollar Signs,” with the raspy voice and breaks. The piano is very present in this album and it is amazing. The way that the crisp sound of the piano contrasts to Grayson’s raspy voice is a match made in heaven. “Veil of Anxiety” is the stand out track on the album for me. The song is so complex and easy to listen to, with pseudo improvisation element that sounds amazing and takes you to a rock dreamland.
– Mikaela Antonelli