MP3 Llama Train - Siren Sounds
With a broad range of influences from Americana to ambient rock, Llama Train brings an eclectic taste to today''s progressive rock scene.
7 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Progressive Rock, ROCK: Jam-band
Llama Train releases new CD
Zachary Zoeller - Art and Entertainment Editor
“Siren Sounds” is as cohesive as double-sided tape, and a very solid debut. At seven tracks, it’s more than an EP but not quite a full length, leaving the listener wanting more. It was recorded with Don Coffey at his Independent Recorders studio, which could be the reason for much of its sharp edges and clean performances.
It starts with “Green Ghosts,” a straight-ahead rocker with keyboards and vocal harmonies floating through its crunchy guitars. “Days Become Our Nights,” whose keyboard is a highlight of the CD, is a radio-ready pop number, singing, “If the Dali rocked we’d gawk all night/ When his bald head shines we’ll be all right/ Cause then he’d share his holy light/ And turn our days into our nights.”
The guitar lines abound on “Metal Minds,” which contains an irresistible dance beat and some of Llama Trains’ best melodies. The band seems at home with this track as well as the following “Techno,” and both songs show some of their most creative moments. “Delay” sounds like the lost track from R.E.M.’s “Murmur” with its jangly guitars and pop hooks.