Rating: 7.5 / 10 Stars
REVIEW – Kansas City Art Rock duo The Splatter Pattern debut a new 70s based progressive rock album titled While We Were Making Plans.
The opening song “The Wheel” features steady drum beats and vocal stylings similar to the likes of David Bowie. “The Corner Of My Eye” is a psychedelic piece that dives into how someone was once important and now they are only a blip in the corner of an eye. “The Sink” leans heavily into the prog rock side with encompassing drums, soaring synths, and a space age tone in the instrumental song. “Forward and Back” showcases the singer exploring how their thoughts are drifting away and moving ahead through soaring guitar riffs. The album closes with the fun slower paced “Walking To The Water.”
The ten track album explores a wide range of themes that work in tandem with the vast musical range that is demonstrated. While We Were Making Plans is a great throwback to the sounds of Talking Heads, Dire Straights, David Bowie, and Genesis.
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