Synth and drum music can often feel cold and detached. JoyCut feels like a breath of fresh air because they imbue their tones with the glowing warmth of positive energy. “Wireless” makes me think of what Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger” might sound like were it originally recorded by Vangelis or Tangerine Dream. With two drummers providing the beats, and one person manipulating the synths, … Continue reading JoyCut-“Wireless”

Black Box Revelation-My Perception


My knowledge of Belgian music is pretty limited. I think that Jean Claude Van Damme may have hummed a few bars of something in Bloodsport, but that’s about it. So when I was sent a record by Black Box Revelation, a garage rock duo out of Brussels, I had some questions (like do they have muscles?) After a couple minutes all of my queries were answered.

The first couple tracks, “High On A Wire” and “My Perception” remind me a lot of that super bluesy Oasis album Don’t Believe The Truth. This is particularly true of the former song. Jan Paternoster’s guitar and vocals are raw and the duo adds some sonic production elements that really add some complexity to an otherwise straightforward blues rock tune.

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