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Glim Dropper: Last Days of Analog
Formed in late 2008, Glim Dropper (Those who aren’t familiar with the term, check here: http://glimdropper.com/about/) is a Philly born trio bringing their own style of old school rock to our ears. Last Days Of Analog is their most recent album. On this release one can find eight tracks that are each unique and special. There is that cohesive thread that holds it all together to make this group of songs an album. That thread is their signature sound, which is woven throughout. It can’t always be put into words what exactly it is, but listen and after only a few seconds it will become clear.
Fun Fact: Two songs on the album (“Last Days of Analog” and “March”) were actually recorded analog ( recorded to tape and pressed to 7″ vinyl.) Both “Last Days of Analog” and “March” have that “vintage” vibe, yet the music is still and original.
The songs on Last Days of Analog at times feel reminiscent of bands like Yes. Dan Kauffman’s (lead vocals and bassist) voice has that Jon Anderson air to it; smooth and higher pitched. More wailing and actual singing than screaming, Kauffman’s vocals are pure, strong and consistent. When talking about the music on this album, two bands come to mind: Budget meets The Shape. Long, instrumental interludes meet funky jamming songs. “Make It” is the funky upbeat song that gets the toes tapping and heads bopping. “Mind Over Matter” is more of a mellow, ambient song with some terrific lyrics. Not afraid to switch things up even guitarist Ben Geise jumps in taking the lead vocals on “Williamsport”. Glim Dropper definitely keeps the listener entertained throughout the album. One more fun fact: On the band’s BandCamp page, they include a cover to Wings’ “Band on the Run” that isn’t on the album but available for download.
What you hear is what you get with Glim Dropper. The songs you hear on the album are exactly what you are going to get live. They didn’t try to over-produce their sound, or add anything extra that couldn’t be duplicated live. As for seeing them live, for those of us not in Philly catch a few videos on YouTube and check for more of their covers as well.
3.5 /5 Stars!
Artist: Glim Dropper
Album Name: Last Days of Analog
Date Released: January, 2012
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Band Members: Dan Kauffman, Ben Geise, Rob Schnell
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