Exploring new sounds
Based on their new CD, San Diego's Starline Theorie is a band more interested in exploring sounds than in creating a sound.
On some tracks, they come across as a Mideastern-groove world beat outfit. On others, they sound like an avant-garde jazz combo. Toward the end, a couple tracks sound like melodic alt-rock.
And "Copenhagen" has a kind of Miles Davis meets Tangerine Dream feel to it, with Gilbert Castellanos' laconic trumpet laid over a meandering ambient instrumental.
What ties it all together is a thick but never dragging trance beat it gives everything a surreal feel and a touch of real magic.
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