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Cosmic Road Trip Vol.3 Album Review

29 Apr 2013 // A review by Miss_Jukebox

The mission statement was simple; a collection of the best local tracks to celebrate a beautiful summer of 2013. Cosmic have searched far and wide to collate the best songs to set the mood for Volume 3 of their Road Trip series. Cosmic is offering the compilation free CD’s to everyone. So now you are wondering what the catch is? Well, there is no catch. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by having a listen to Cosmic Road Trip Vol.3.

The album storms in with Numb Distractions by Cairo Knife Fight. It is a really punchy song with hard guitar riffs, a rough rock number. On the Move by Myele Manzana featuring Rachel Fraser contains funky beats against a smouldering bass line and fierce vocals.

A complete change of pace comes with Tiny Terrors by Dunedin’s Two Cartoons with an alternative indie rock track. Following this Oh Jeremy by The Tiny Lies is the alternative country folk representative.  

Cruel Charlie by Estère has a strapping bass guitar that makes a great companion to the silky vocals of in this gorgeous soul song. Blaze by Oakley Grenell featuring Rayjah 45, KPz and MC Aeries has the summer reggae groove. It is the perfect blend of hip-hop and reggae.

The compilation ends with an electronic hit. Space Cat by D:unk is pure intergalactic electronic. With a collision of 80’s synthesisers and house music, The Leader and the King burst through with Plexus. And Christchurch’s Lotus closes it all off the stunning Seven Seas.

This album really does have it all. Cosmic Road Trip Vol.3 mixes a diverse range of genres, and an array of local bands from all over the country. It is a great representation of the talent out there that we don’t hear about; though we should. With New Zealand Music Month, what better way to support the local music scene than this? I guarantee you will want to hear a lot more music from all of these artists, so go to your nearest Cosmic store and get your copy of this compilation.

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