Frogbelly and Symphony are playing with form and function to create music that is undeniably original.
The multinational band features guitarist Benjamin Trott, singer Liz Hanley, and Ray Rizzo on percussion, as well as bassist and vocalist Thomas Lebioda — who also produced their upcoming album, Canis Major.
The word collage come stop mind as you experience — and it is an experience — the clip for “Benjamin Went Fishing”. Shrunken people, tubas in empty pools, and retro outfits and colouring set a tone that strides the line between caper and experimental film.
The track follows acoustic strumming and discordantly timed vocals for an intriguing melange of sound and melody. Blending language cadences, the song itself finds a lilting, delicate quality in the waiting-then-quick-pace lyrics. Folk undertones permeate the plucking tune and the rich, natural quality of the song.
If you’re looking for something truly fresh to add to your listening, Frogbelly and Symphony are here for you. You can keep up with the band on their website, SoundCloud, and Facebook page as we await the arrival of Canis Major. You can also follow the band on Twitter.