Pound those Drums into my Soul!
For those of you who have followed this collaboration project between Dia Frampton and Joseph Trapanese, a massive weight of anticipation has been lifted off our shoulders after almost a years worth of delays finally comes to an end! … so what is the result?
Archis full EP consists of 6 tracks playing a blend of melodic ambiance and power packed marching drum beats all coated with the strong yet sweet vocals of Dia Frampton. Like many forms of media and art it all depends on certain tastes but I believe this project could potentially magnify minute preferences due to the extensive delay of the release of this EP.
When the full EP was released most of the tracks unfortunately was not met with the same energy. Though any form of media previews with the best of itself and each track is relevent enough to eachother to be linked together, after waiting for delay after delay I was really looking forward to a full EP spewing beautiful power.
The ending result is like a sandwich with heavy bread and lighter filling.
The EP starts with Blood, the track I still adore and enraptures me in passionate energy. As we progress through the album we get a couple shifts in emotional tone. Black Eye takes an unexpected poppy turn and I Need You with a similar lighter energy sounding like a common song found on a top 40 playlist, unfortunately a little too rich for me. Bittersweet slows things down with a sweet ambient tones, and Good Love Lingers On introduces its backtrack tickling my Death Cab senses with a similar sound to Brothers on a Hotel Bed melody, also being complimented with soulful vocals singing longing lyrics of past long gone and the eternity of love. Our last track Let Me Love finally matches the power of Blood, returning the marching drum pounds with missionary horns pushing forward the lyrics of reaching out for love and dreams that we truly want. When we finally walked with the path we dreamed for so long though we took some unexpected routes the last destination is what we dreamed of.
All in all Archis is a great EP, and even though it holds various tones, it could in turn hold the potential to attract many different individuals tastes and is definitely worth a listen.