Super Water Sympathy an alt-indie band from Shreveport in the USA is Ansley Hughes (Vocals), Clyde Hargrove (Guitar), Jason Mills (Keys), Chris Rimmer (Bass) and Hali Kha (Drums).
There is much to enjoy on hearing Super Water Sympathy as a soaring vocal introduces the orchestral compositions which underlay the music, though you knew by the opening comment there was a follow up. Whilst it is top notch music, because it is so finely composed and constructed there is a semblance of navel gazing. My criticism of ‘trying too hard to make it sound as pitch perfect as possible’, I am sure grates with many musicians, however music is not just about pitch perfect it is also about believability and I can only call as I find. Were I not giving a thumbs up, as you know, I wouldn’t be reviewing it.
I just wish I could find some scratches in the veneer, else it needs to steer even further towards the mainstream as the sounds are ever to remain in a vortex of ‘mhmms and if only’ as the music sits on the apex of not sitting in either camp, whilst potentially fitting in both. Of course I would prefer the scratchy edges, though equally they have the finesse to head towards the major label sound and whichever direction they finalise, I wish Super Water Sympathy best with it.
These are a group of musicians with much to add to the world of music with their luxurious textures and smartly defined compositions.
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