Developers from London in England is the orchestral-rock trio of Raph Hurwitz, Jonny Wanders and Alex Hurwitz.
The music that drifts easily around the room attests to musicians who know one-end of a songsheet from the other and the trio of names will, for those of particularly good memory, call to mind an article published in 2011 about a quartet named Audiogold. Developers is a new band that takes the former structures and adds an unguent fluidity to the output.
The trio confidently introduce strings and keys to the rock instrumentation allowing them to deliver music which, while complex in structure, lays easily on the ears. Nods are made towards big ’70s Stadium rock bands, which they mellow out to provide the audience with a progression that doesn’t wander off into obscure flights of fantasy. Developers have set themselves a very high bar, which tests both writing and performing skills, examinations they pass with flying colours and demand of the listener – concentration.
At present there is only one release of music, which is being publicly performed for the first time this evening in about an hour, their début EP 1.4 . Opening with Movement 1, which serves as a scene setter followed by three additional, named tracks containing featured elements – The Call, Save Me and closing with Your Grace. Much like a concerto plus one, this needs to be played through in full to gain optimum value, though each individual section can survive alone, as each becomes a progression of the previous, prior to dissolving into itself, leaving the listener the sense of having travelled a circumnavigation of a concept.
Without wishing to seeming to be plagiarising Monty Python – now for something completely different…
…The stream below of the full EP will only play for twenty four hours from 20:30 UTC – an hours time from publication of this article. Come the release of EP 1.4 I will replace it with a more permanent entity.
1.4 – Ep – Developers is available on iTunes.*
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