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Style: Jazz, Alt-Rock, Classical
Based in Wash., D.C., Neal Barnard is the creative juice behind this act, and his vision has an interesting amalgamation of styles at work and at play. It doesn’t always come off smoothly, but it is nevertheless interesting to hear. First off is “Training That Works,” which is pretty standard classic rock with a decent hook. But there are far more interesting things to hear in the slow downbeat ballad “Athena” whose lonesome and smokey saxophone, together with a mist of echoing synths, not to mention a French woman vocalist, combine for an alluring listen.
Barnard goes neo-classical on the instrumental “Nocturne,” whose intricate violin and cello histrionics, staccatto drums, and spoken-word combine quite nicely.