Armonite – The Sun Is New Each Day
“The Sun Is New Each Day” was recorded somewhere in Cornwall, UK (as their album states, and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, which definitely makes this album by Armonite a very tripped out listening experience.
The quality in the production and mastering is excellent, as there are no other noisy nuances found within this Italian quartet’s music. There’s no complaints here, as it all comes together quite well, and flows like tranquil ripples in a pond.
However, I was not blown away by the band’s impeccable musicianship, as it is nothing new, because it was done really well by the likes of Yes 40 years ago, but with vocals. The violin arrangements sound pretty good, as they’re well executed, but just too mellow for my tastes, as I am more into rhythm and riff guitars blazing with extra-ordinary synthesizer passages, and strong vocals that define the musicianship from beginning to end.
Armonite lacks vocals, but they should be given credit for making an effort and doing something that’s eclectic in many musical and instrumental aspects, but again, this is nothing refreshing, just well played and presented.
Last but not least, “The Sun Is New Each Day” sounds good in its overall production, but musically, it has been done before, and at times it is very, very soft and mellow, which makes the songs just drag. Armonite is not my cup of coffee, but you might enjoy it. Sarjoo Devani