Rogue Sounds’ “Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite” is a wonderful instrumental rock album that makes you feel as if you are soaring in space. Navigating the unknown and exploring alien planets. No, I’m not just telling you what I think from the image and album title, the music itself creates massive atmosphere to that particular feeling. Not only does Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite belong in a video game, it’s also respectable musicianship. The riffing and bass grooving definitely got me interested and my head bobbin with the rhythm. The electronic ambiance included in the mix blends in so well, it breathes life into the music. It makes it flow naturally even more so than it already does. This young and talented band is one I can definitely see going places if they get enough exposure. I’ve never heard of them but I’m definitely thankful I stumbled upon this album.
Rogue Sounds let the music do the talking. There is no screaming, there is no singing…and honestly a vocalist would probably ruin the magic these guys put out. The music speaks for itself and the notes are the ones singing and telling the story. It’s like a good Sci-Fi novel without words. It’s wonderful and the fact that a few gentlemen from Anaheim, CA makes me glad that there is more than just shitty screamo/metalcore bands that exist in that area. Dillon Giedt’s licks on the guitar and riffing abilities keep things nice and heavy when they need to be. Eric Mileham handles the synth and bass guitar work and he does a phenomenal job throughout the entire album. His bass work is refreshingly good and his electronic work is masterful. I haven’t been this interested in electronic music since I came across OC Remix almost 10 years ago. You want to see his ambient synth work shine? Listen to “Mission To The Sun“. It’s all electronic and all amazing. Jarrod Alexander provides the drumming on the album and it’s more than neaderthal drumming and useless blasting. There is a jazzy presence in his approach and his execution goes well with the tunes. Just solid drumming from front to back.
I’m a big fan of Rogue Sounds‘ “Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite” and I can tell it’s going to be the most severely overlooked and underrated album of the year. This is damn fine progressive rock n roll here and I highly suggest you go listen to their album on their bandcamp. This is a good one. I highly suggest listening to these guys if you enjoyed the recent Russian Circles and Junius. This is a must listen to, you won’t be disappointed.