Artist/ Band: Herd Of Mers
Title: Aurora Caught Sleeping
Label: it’s Twilight Time
Year of Release: 2008
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The Review:

The debut record from a new band called Herd Of Mers, ‘Aurora Caught Sleeping’, can be a hard thing to categorize musically. They don’t sound like anyone, past or present. The music Karen and John Orsi create here is on the angular side at times and then quite somber others with the same intensity. Karen provides the, almost Fripp-like at time, guitars and the beautifully haunting vocals and John does all the percussion.

They get their music across in such a way that keyboards or additional band members aren’t needed. There is never a need to out do each other or showcasing. Just some simple sounds that give out complex results. Think a stripped down King Crimson fronted by Patti Smith for the foundation of this music.

Herd of Mers’ debut ‘Aurora Caught Napping’ while being under 30 minutes, says more than some bands that produce double the amount of music. I would recommend this band to fans of King Crimson, Patti Smith and similar acts.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on October 3rd, 2008


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