“Nightshade Family” is a release put out by the Moonpop label after a long period of popular demand for a live document, here presented as a complete live set with outtakes from various concerts in 2005 and 2006 without overdubs or audience noise.
Creator of so-called “guitartronica”, multi-instrumentalist Jerome Froese has developed his own aural garden of delights since he went solo in 2005, and of which the sound of his recent works only occasionally remembers of TD’s sound.
The 13 tracks on this album have an overall energetic character with a good dash of rocking guitars. The outcome, assembled of sequences, effects and pads, all triggered by guitars, are accompanied by powerful solos and drums. They nicely illustrate the creation of a distinct signature Jerome would develop in his music over the years.
If you’re looking for an album with dynamic instrumental electronics nicely shifting between different flavours and spheres along a slight reference to TD, the 73-minute “Nightshade Family” will be right up your alley.
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