Emergency Protocol – J.Z. – Audio

The US Emo trio Emergency Protocol released the LP Tell Them Diz Sent You on the 22nd.

Emergency Protocol - J.Z.

Emergency Protocol

I have little doubt music translates to different cultures in different ways, much in the same way the pronunciation does. The second of the the six tracks on the album J.Z. in English is enunciated as Jay Zed, whilst in the language of central North America is pronounced Jay Zee – so we must necessarily approach the song from a completely different starting point.




Though I do think however you may pronounce the letter Z there can be no dispute that Emergency Protocol have laid more hedges to baffle the casual listener than their introduction almost a year ago.

The angles have become more abstract and the internal machinations more pronounced which, to me, marks a greater self-confidence as the trio who never have made their music immediately accessible are more comfortable in demanding that the audience plays on their field, affording the compositions a greater impact and distinguishable surface area.

I don’t expect the return of Emergency Protocol will be welcomed by all the readers who caught them last time round, I merely hope that you give it another try as these are skilled and idiosyncratic musicians who have much value to add the world of music and I thank them for doing what they do and look forward to them doing more.

Tell Them Diz Sent You – EP – Emergency Protocol is available on iTunes.*

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Emergency Protocol

Emergency Protocol from Staten Island in the USA is the emo-rock trio of Roemello Agjmurati (Guitar / Vocals), Chris Guzman (Drums) and Domenick Buono (Bass / Backing Vocals).

Emergency Protocol - emo-rock from the USA

Emergency Protocol

More perspicacious readers will understand precisely why I rarely feature emo-rock, with the preponderance of high-notes, however it is always a pleasure to find a band in the genre to suggest you spend time with and Emergency Protocol is a case in point.

Blazoning guitar spirals around the room in munificent valediction as it marches triumphantly to the next idea, whilst percussion scrubs up the remaining eddies of sound as the bass petulantly stomps in fury decelerating the fulminations, giving Emergency Protocol both impatient urgency and lingering moments. Vocal bridges the contexts and the audience is left with a sense of having taken a welcome cold spritz as the trio pass through the ears.

A couple of years into their existence Emergency Protocol bring the emotional back into emo, yet the audience doesn’t feel as though they have been put through the wringer as the players are able to put to forefront the well constructed soundscape that hails of influences of maths-core which will bring audiences not normally connected by the genre into the fold.

I look forward to hearing more of Emergency Protocol as they have much to add to the world of music.

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