Lord Sonny the Unifier – FINAL NOTICE! (Album)

Kaitlin Ruether, 11 months ago
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Listen up, humanity. This is a FINAL NOTICE! from Lord Sonny the Unifier and if you’re into the sounds (and passion) of 70s rock’n’roll, you aren’t going to want to miss what they have to say. 

After his studio burned down, Gregory Jiritano, the band leader of Lord Sonny the Unifier, found that it would be more expedient to use available studio space than to find and buy a new one. The urgency within that decision transcribes into the music created on FINAL NOTICE!. These songs are calls to arms, flares to grab attention, and effected experiences that recall the days when the recording process was being utilized for innovation. 

Take, for instance, the raw passion captured on “Till We Change Things” and “All the New Knownothings”, into which Jiritano pours himself. These tracks are on theme and build urgency until the crescendos peak. “The Starman” — which has a clip you can watch here — tells the tale of an extraterrestrial life who comes to earth and is disappointed with us, delivering a Bowie parallel for the modern age.

Experimentation runs rampant on “Satellite Eye”, which shifts halfway through but keeps up a psychedelic reggae ambiance. Effects are used liberally, which causes ballads like “Love is on the Line” — with its notable piano rhythms — to stand out. The track could have concluded the record, but instead FINAL NOTICE! ends on a rock note that has touches of dreaminess and nods, once more, to Bowie. 

To hear more from Lord Sonny the Unifier, you can find them on their website, SoundCloud, and Facebook page. You can also follow the project on Twitter.

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