Marbin: The Third Set

The Third Set

Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
With a name that sounds like it could be a wizard in those movies that feature short people with hairy feet and rings, Marbin is really a instrumental rock band from Chicago, IL. They've been around since 2007 and have release a total of 4 albums, the fourth and newest one called "The Third Set". For this fourth album, the band plays music that will put you in the mood to be out with your friends at a bar or maybe more suited to be called the local watering hole, listening to some good instrumental jazz fusion rock songs that will make you feel like you are ready to get into your groovy funk mindset while also having a good rock song. Their music might not get you thinking about the way you feel about that lost love or that love you're currently with, but it will get you in a spirited mood as the energy and funk in the songs play out.
What a mixture of sounds being played in this album. The horns, the snares, the guitars, the horns, oh I mentioned those already. It don't matter because those horns are awesome in this music. This is a mixture of jazz, mainly jazz, funk, and rock & roll being played on this album by Marbin. With a lot of my reviews I talk about how there is a lot of energy being put in the songs, well, this is one of the best of the high energy set of songs that I've listened to. Marbin has put quick beats and high levels of energy in their songs while not making it sound like they are just playing loud and fast. These songs have levels that have been designed to be quick paced and pumping out the power as they're being played. Pretty much in a nutshell, they are a lot of fun to listen to.
I've always been a fan of the instrumental songs because they give me the chance to just listen to music without the need to having to try to ignore the vocals. In this case these songs are at their best with no vocals because I was able to hear all the different instruments and the styles of sounds being played. Having such mixture of the rock, metal, jazz, and funk in one song just amazed me. Not that I haven't heard it before but to hear it where it is being played well and with such a good flow to it, well that's a different story. There are some good melodies being played while also having the funk of jazz and the intensity of rock. This is just a whole lot of fun to listen to album with good songs that keep you on your feet or at least wanting to be on your feet when listening to it.
Lee Roberts
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