Always eager to offer an alternative to the mainstream, Oshawa natives the Micronite Filters released their new 7inch record Rise of Machines/The Earth Still Speaks into the world.
The A-side of the record demonstrates the new band line-up quite nicely, with the traditional guitar/bass/drum/vocal being filled out by the addition of the trombone. The horn acts as the backbone of the song driving the song forward, especially during the chorus. However, the vocals seem to sink down under the rest of the song.
The B-side, the Earth Still Speaks, however seems to be mixed perfectly, with all of the band members seeming to have a place within the song. Much like the first track, the addition of the new band member (this time playing keyboards) adds more depth to the track and even helping to create more of a mood during the songs instrumental breaks.
Both tracks show the evolution of the band from the Psychedelic roots rock that the band is known for, to more of an alternative rock style. Overall The Micronite Filters Rise of the Machines/The Earth Still Speaks is a great release, both in its clear vinyl release and in it’s downloadable counterpart.