The Harper Conspiracy have a throwback folk appeal (with a hint of jazziness), a mostly acoustic sound that seems to value organic, unadorned musical values. “Journey” is typical of the band’s work—a pair of female vocalists supported by musicians who can soar, particularly on the saxophone. The electric guitar that embroiders “Wayfinding Through Time” is quite impressive, too, as is the dexterous drumming. A song of self-reliance, “Carry Me” is the combo’s most impactful outing. All in all, the band’s singers would fare better with just a bit of production support (reverb, perhaps?) For now, the Harper Conspiracy will need more memorable material to move beyond the coffeehouse circuit.
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Style: Indie Rock