Rhododendron - Discolor
(Acoustic Desaster Records AD019)

From Aural Innovations April 2010 update

Rhododendron is a pretty cool Swiss act. The music is based mostly on the piano, bass and drums and this is complimented by cello. It is instrumental with no singing. My daughter really loved the CD. The opening track is a bit more uptempo than most of the CD. The CD features 6 compositions between 4 and 9 minutes long. Poise really is the most intense track and features some really cool bass playing that pushes the band. The band has now released most of their energy and head into the mellow zone… Fex Fire features some really nice piano and cello playing. Noi starts with an uptempo bass line and then the drums kick in followed by the piano and then things slow down and the cello plays some beautiful lines. Pure Sin is a slow track featuring mainly the piano and cello with the focus on these instruments. White Crest again is more uptempo. The CD ends with Passion, where the cello and piano take the lead once again but some nice bass lines are laid down in between as well. Very nice music.

Visit the record label site at: http://www.acousticdesasterrecords.ch.vu

Reviewed by Scott Heller

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