The collaboration behind Blind Ego offers a feasting of sensory stimulation. Like a multicourse meal, each track offers a fusion of artists presented on the crafty silver tray of RPWL guitarist, Kalle Wallner. Liquid requires repeated plays to capture the detailed input within this audio alliance. Uncontrollable perception-shifting makes the listener mirror the whiplash actions of an awed New York tourist.
Liquid is a tour of musical possibilities, guided by Wallner’s acrobatic guitar skills and Michael Schwager’s grounding drum-work showcasing the musical landmarks. Listen to the left and you’ll find Anro Menses’ vocals floating in a carefully controlled powerhouse style. Continued listening will unveil the veritable vocal layers leading to the singalong hook of “Tears and Laughter.”
Toggle your eardrums to the right and you’ll find “Hear My Voice Out There,” exposing tension-induced instrumentals as they build to a climactic chorus. A little farther into the melodic excursion and you’ll experience the instrumental show of “Quiet Anger,” where artistic minds jam alongside the detailed bass work of Heiko Jung.
The collection of the unique vocals of Arno Menses and Erik Ez Blomkvist, as well as bassists Ralf Schwager and Sebastian Harnack, provide an album of dynamic sounds for a compelling exploration. From the gentle foreboding of “Never Escape the Storm” to the musically united anthem of “Not Going Away,” the album offers a journey of creative intellects. To end this unexpected adventure, is Aaron Brooks’ soothing tempered cooldown track “Speak the Truth.”
Blind Ego proves you don’t have to venture far to experience something new.