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Outside In - EP Review: The Nature of Dreams

22 Dec 2015 // A review by Andrew Smit

A 5-song EP that is wonderfully alive with a cool mystical sound that is a stimulating mix of modern and traditional music styles. Kicking off with the dreamy electric pop song Sophie’s Ghost with its shimmering guitar and synth, providing an atmospheric sound set to a pulsating beat, and the melodic vocals have just a hint of effect that sounds just right and caps off an impressive trip.

The next 4 songs are brilliant transcendent ballads, each with heartfelt singing from lead vocalist Mikey Brown, each have powerful melodies, and are all set to an earthy mix of piano and keys with jazz like drums and bass. Mikey’s vocal performance in Waterfalls is breath-taking and provides a brilliant contrast to the simple piano arrangement, the song builds until its bursts like a waterfall of sound that fills your senses with dramatic energy and colour.

In summary The Nature of Dreams is an impressive EP that shows a breadth of creativity and character that is rare in this Pop or Rock world and well worth checking out.

 

About Outside In

Progressive rock band from Auckland, New Zealand formed by singer-songwriter Mikey Brown and guitarist Jonnie Barnard in 2012.

Outside In weave together alternative and prog-rock elements to produce a sound that is their own.

During 2019 the band released 3 music videos supporting their debut album Karmatrain.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Outside In

Releases

The Nature of Dreams
Year: 2015
Type: EP

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