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Adrian Croom: Sub Divo

Sub Divo

(Adrian Croom)
Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Music has a way of making people feel ways as they are played, which is what music is supposed to do, connect to a listener on an emotional level. Each musician has their own way of playing and for the Austin, TX based composer Adrian Croom, his style is one that would be very easily suited for a movie. The new album of his, Sub Divo, is full of electronic songs that are all instrumental with unique and stylish beats. Adrian Croom style is to make his songs have an ambient quality to his music, a quality that has a way to be relaxing and invigorating at the same time.

This was the first time that I have heard the music of Adrian Croom but for the first time I must say I was pretty impressed with the music on this CD. At first I was not expecting the album to be instrumental but I actually enjoyed it. Though I must admit that as much as enjoyed listening to this album it's still poses a difficult review to write. When it comes to most normal bands I have the vocals, the lyrics, and the instruments to talk about, but on Sub Divo I only have the instruments. As I listened to the music though I found that it was quite easy to like what I was hearing.

My first thought while listening to Sub Divo was that this music had such a somber tone to it. It's moody, it has a range of sounds that covers mus emotions, but I also realized that it's being played very well. Adrian Croom has composed an album with a wide range of sounds being played by different instruments that blend into a smooth song. What's impressive about this music though is that even with having 10 songs on it, they don't sound alike. These songs are played and composed quite well with the different sounds being used and the way the songs gives an emotional reaction in the listener.

Lee Roberts
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