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RESONANCE PROJECT TALE GOES ON EP REVIEW 2014

 

RESONANCE PROJECT - TALE GOES ON (EP)

SELF-RELEASED

JANUARY 2014

 

 

Over the years local guitar legend Graham Greene has not only firmly re-established himself locally; involved in numerous projects and bands; he has gained international airplay and recognition that seems to grow every day. It’s richly deserved of course, and this EP would be worth checking out just for the guitar lines, but there’s so much more.

 

Late 2012 saw Graham and Donna Greene release the first Resonance Project digital EP ‘Rise and Fall’ to great acclaim. Now in 2014 The Resonance Project’s latest EP is here and it’s positively brimming with fine soulful modern Melodic Rock.

 

Starting out with title track ‘The Tale Goes On’ the EP brings together some classy and very catchy melodies, tight rhythms, and great vocals all of which are set on a bed of lush keys and threatening guitar.  

 

If ‘Tale Goes on’ plays it relatively straight melodic rock, before hooking you with a huge chorus, then ‘Kings and Queens’ has a funkier groove and great riff that allows the song to soar. It’s the sort of uplifting, positive and life-affirming song that always made the Melodic Rock genre so utterly compelling when you were down. It’s wonderful to be able to play a song like this and almost instantly the world becomes a little brighter.   

 

‘Behind the Dreamer’s Veil’ takes us into similar fantasy territory lyrically, it’s a helluva powerful song built around my favourite riff here, very Zepplinesque with Donna sounding and phrasing very much like Heart’s Ann Wilson.

 

‘Fire in your liberty’ starts out slowly with voice and guitar takes us on a journey through more sobering subject matter, it’s a powerfully compelling song and both a real change of pace and a standout. Offsetting it ‘Rise and Fall’ again replete with scorching guitar is as good a Melodic Rock song as you will hear this year.

 

Closing out the album comes the more experimental rock of ‘The Dreamed’ it’s more expansive and less straight forward than most of the other tracks here and sees Donna coming across all Grace Slick, while Graham lays down a janglier, poppier guitar line. I love it when the band leaves you with a track like this opening the door to the possibilities of what comes next.

 

This is a great release. If Melodic Rock is what you crave- this is world class, bursting with melody, emotion, wonderful musicianship and both crisp and clinical in execution. It’s music that can take you places and after all what else is music supposed to do?

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

RESONANCE PROJECT TALE GOES ON EP REVIEW 2014