All Systems Know

New Music Critique: All Systems Know

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Super-tight trio All Systems Know are fronted by Marcelo Silva with unflagging intensity and charisma. Style-wise ASK are an intriguing and often uncomfortable mix of punk and prog-rock. “Love With the Lights On” showcases the band’s bashing intensity as well as their lack of production prowess. In fact, the recording seems more like a live demo than a fully realized work. The drums especially suffer from the tinny sound quality. “Storm on Saturn” is the band’s opus, a long all-over-the place composition that alternates everything from jazzy tranquility to spooky soundscapes. Right now this talented band’s admirable ambition is outweighed by its underwhelm- ing execution.

Contact: allsystemsknow@gmail.com
Web: allsystemsknow.com
Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Alt-Rock