Saturday, May 7, 2016

Blue Moon Harem: Deep into the Blue

Veteran musicians Jon Bix and Demetri Joannou are set to release a new forthcoming album “Deep into the Blue.” This will be their third studio release under their current incarnation of “Blue Moon Harem” – as a generous bit of trivia for CMT readers, lovers of the 90’s will remember the duo from the Boston-based group “Requiem.”

“My Front Door” - a song about not escaping those who hold a grip on us - is reminiscent of rock sounds from two decades ago – some clean/distorted guitar strums over a gruff but at the same time very melodic tenor. The song follows a progression of increasing tension until it hits the chorus with some banging drums. It’s got incredible energy! The inclusion of a very tasteful guitar solo makes the piece very satisfying.

Other songs on the album are equally successful. Tracks such as "Lie" are wonderfully blues-nuevo all the while keeping a grunge-edge (plus some noise elements that really make the track stand out). There is a balance going on here; an almost literary symmetry that can really only occur with the artistic fermenting over time. Mastery in not only one’s instrument and performance, but perhaps more importantly: style. Blue Moon Harem has this in spades. To learn more, please visit their website here:

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