When Jason Nunn (from NC, USA) and Brad Ostrowksi (Melbourne, Australia) connected through a Facebook fan page celebrating the band Hum, they found kinsmanship in their shared musical passion, and began sharing tracks and collaborating online. And thus, the music of their powerful duo-ship, The Air Between Us, was born. After releasing the fuzzy and dreamy “Tragedy,” they return with “Drift,” their second and straight-from-the-studio single. So, does drop #2 match “Tragedy’s” subdued might? Let’s talk about it:
Who plays what?
That’s Nunn on vocals, bass and drums; and that’s Brad Ostrowski on guitars and synths.
What does it sound like?
Something far bigger than the instruments behind it. It starts with an airy, guitar-buzzing engine, giving way to a textured guitar arpeggio, bass, and drums. And then the big riff kicks in with cloudy guitar chords and another rich, accompanying arpeggio. Epic? Epic.
The verse – mellow during the vocals, and then the chorus; a return to that big introductory riff sung with a phasing, filtered voice.
Wow. I really love the layered electric guitars and subtle synths here. This is like…a tad post-rock, a bit of shoegaze, maybe? Mix in some heavy riffs, a bit of aurally filling space rock, and of course, a gorgeous streak of indie spirit.
But is it good?
No – it’s grand. The mix fills the space, and every instrumental layer is heard and felt. I LOVE this sort of dreaminess mixed with a hard but bendy edge. This is great and powerful rock that grants weightlessness with a humming emotional mass. HIGHLY recommended (as I play through it a sixth time).
BELOW: Listen to Drift and check out The Air Between Us on Facebook, Spotify, and SoundCloud. Please support The Air Between Us by visiting them online and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music. And, as always, thank you for supporting real music.
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