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Fluttr Effect


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Crunchy truly eclectic experimental artrock

Status:

Most recent release, Black Umbrella (2011)

See also:

Fluttr Effect's CD Baby page

Fluttr Effect's Bandcamp page

Fluttr Effect's Facebook page

Comparisons:

Evanescence?

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

This band has a unique sound. They're doing experimental art rock songs and tunes with sounds from ecletic sources: touches of electronica, Gothic rock, prog rock, you name it. Singer Kara Trott is a wonder, and my favourites are where her vocal talents are highlighted. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Trithemis Festiva is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Trithemis Festiva (2004)
  • Swallows and Sparrows (2006)
  • Marking Time (2007)
  • Black Umbrella (2011)

Trithemis Festiva

Release info:

2004—Trojan Horse MultiMedia Productions

Availability:

See Fluttr Effect's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of experimental art rock

Group members:

Kara Trott—voclas
Vessela Stoyanova—midi marimba
Valerie Thompson—electric & acoustic cello vocals
Troy Kidwell—guitar, vocals
Jason N. Marchionna—drums, percussion

Comments:

My favourite track here is their most traditional, "Flann O'Brien"—it's just such so gorgeous with rich vocals and terrific backing. The rest is rewarding and intriguing and goes all sorts of fascinating places, but this song stands tall. iTunes labels this "metal" but I never did understand their categorization, though there is some heavy rock in the mix here, too. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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