Album Review on PaperWingsMedia
AM Aesthetic is a three-piece rock and roll combo consisting of long-time friends Rob Suchecki, Patrick Raimondi and RJ Dowhan. Their sound is driven, direct and personal, falling somewhere in between the energy of Mutemath and the melodies of Stereophonics.
The interesting thing about AMA is that you can actually perceive some influences coming from the British music scene, in particular, that handful of bands who were really big starting from the mid 90s to the mid noughties (I am talking about The Verve, Coldplay, Doves, Oasis…). However, the band’s impact is definitely more American, echoing some of the greatest “college rock” productions (Jimmy Eat WorldorThe Fray for instance).
AMA are the best of both words: simple, yet clever melodies and arrangements + fat sounds, energy and loud guitars.
Their studio album “Future Tense” features 13 tracks that offer a really diverse palette of moods and vibes; ranging from hard-hitters such as “Double Over” or “Easy Life” to laid-back and introspective moments such as “Sunshine” and “Touch The Sky”.
This is a simple album in the best possible way: the sound of three friends pouring their heart out, playing music that they obviously enjoy and experimenting with different genres to keep things interesting.