What do you get if you cross early 70’s psychedelia with glam- spattered rock and roll from the likes of Mott The Hoople and The Faces and a classic 1970’s heavy rock sound? Look it up in a dictionary and you will see a picture of band Mad Painter.
A new band from Boston, Mad Painter have their roots firmly in the melodic rock traditions of the 1970’s, which is very evident in their music and Illusion is their latest track, released on 13/11/2022.
Taking you on an auditory journey, this track crosses many genres, from psychedelic to rock to electronic and back again. The use of distorted guitars takes you back to the sounds of the late 60’s and early 70’s and the electronic synths mix it up with late 70’s progressive vibes.
The combination of male lead vocals, which are strong and obviously rock influenced, with female backing vocals is great, adding a depth to the track that is in addition to the already multi-dimensional sound the music creates.
Changing tempos throughout the track keeps the listener engaged and, again, is a shout out to the progressive rock influences the band has.
This is a really great track. and I can’t wait to hear more from them!
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