This Sunday (as I write), I seem to be having to brush up on Latin with this being the second band with Latin references….
Rolin Humes originally formed in Rijeka, Croatia is the blues rock quartet of Emil (Bass), Nikola (Guitar), Matej (Drums) and Robi (Vocals / Piano).
Music sometimes is as much about the lyric as the style and whilst Rolin Humes play in a genre with which I have little affinity, particularly given the jazz infusions, however – the lyrical content is incredibly interesting.
Historical figures feature predominately in the songs, which often describe a ‘what if’ journey, giving the resulting out-put by Rolin Humes a highly thoughtful perspective. This gives the material an almost philosophical twist and given that English isn’t the native tongue, a testament to the song writing skills.
For those more comfortable with the style, musically the quintet deliver smoothly blended instrumentation that features as mellow well tempered fusion rock. Originally formed as a blues session band they have successfully developed their style, which despite them all moving to different parts of the country, has evolved into a more inclusive out-put, which through intelligent lyrics poses apposite and current political conundrums, whilst on the surface appearing to be gliding serenely.
There is always great pleasure in finding personal resonance in the most obscure directions and I wish Rolin Humes the best for the future.
I conclude with the longest track I have thus far suggested, in the past four and a half years, you spend time to consider as a taster of the band being introduced – 18 minutes and 18 seconds.
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