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Album Review: Ransom Scenery – ear to ear

The duo of Chaepter Negro and Drew Lowery certainly has an original sound on their new LP, ear to ear. The way they can ignite a track with such a wide range of instruments seems like a daunting task, but the band gets the mission accomplished. On first listen, this album may have listeners a bit lost. That’s to be expected because ear to ear truly is unlike anything you may have heard before.

Ransom Scenery, as the band goes by, have created a sound completely of their own and with that will bring warranted drawback. However, though this album may be misunderstood at times, that should not take away from its wonderful craftsmanship. These tracks all have interesting and mysterious layers that blend together many genres, which ultimately turn into hypnotic and melodic statements portrayed by the music.

ear to ear is experimental and with any experiment, there is risk and reward. Random Scenery went for the home run on this album and though it doesn’t quite go over the wall and into the stands, it gets pretty close. The album is enjoyable and for listeners that are interested in getting lost into sounds that have never heard before ear to ear and Ransom Scenery are exactly what you are looking for.

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