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Album Review: “Magnus” by Rio

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Magnus is an interesting record. It’s interesting in that it feels very familiar, with nods to Radiohead and other alternative artists. There is just enough experimentation to give the more avant-garde listener like me something to be intrigued by, but there is also plenty of strong, flowing melodic and rhythmic content to stay mainstream for radio. This record from Switzerland’s Rio is a calm, grooving journey that has a little for everyone. Ambient guitars and echo-laden vocals are frequently found throughout.

Overall the listening experience doesn’t re-invent the wheel, but when you make great songs, that really isn’t necessary. Sometimes the familiar is just what we need.

Get Magnus at https://rioriorio.bandcamp.com/releases

 

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