Monday, April 8, 2013
Album review: Ishi’s Digital Wounds is an all-out dance party
This album has multi-textual beats that even your grandma would bust a move to.
The sound was of another world, albeit far more hip and definitely neon-colored, and people couldn’t get enough. Oftentimes fans would fill venues to near capacity just to catch a glimpse of lead singer John T. Mudd and his signature Native American headdress, or just to be a part of the party that is an Ishi show.
Although the band has gone through a few lineup changes over the years, the sound and the dynamic of the band has remained the same. Not once has Ishi missed a beat. But do they have staying power? Does the band have what it takes to get through the so called sophomore slump? By the sound of their second album, Digital Wounds, these electro-dance music makers and their ‘80s-influenced Day-Glo beats will propel Ishi even further into the musical stratosphere and beyond.
Ishi has slowly been testing the waters during its high-energy live shows by sharing a few songs off of Digital Wounds like “Disco Queen” and “Touch The Future,” which have been received well by fans who quickly memorized the tracks in time for the band’s next performance. The Ishi sound is still ingrained in each song on the new album, but just when you thought a band couldn’t groove any harder with their infectious rhythms, Ishi kicks it up a notch and creates multi-textual beats that even your grandma would bust a move to.
The album is an all-out dance party from start to finish. Be prepared to get your groove on at any given moment if this record is played regardless of where you are. Don’t be afraid to let your inner disco queen out to rule the dance floor with your flawless moves.
The band encourages listeners to just be themselves and let loose to their music, and Ishi’s new record has the tunes to get people grooving to Ishi’s undeniable beats.
Digital Wounds takes all of the best parts of disco and new wave and brings the genres into the 21st century. Ishi doesn’t recycle the sounds that made each branch of music noteworthy, instead the band evolves the sound for a more digitally driven world.