So, what’s the craic? Transference are a band to watch, the core band is headed up by Michael Puskas (Ikonic Artist Management) a very successful management team who have discovered some top stars, so I get the feeling we’re dealing with something special here. The band created in the land of OZ (that’s Australia to you and me) has an album in the works being finalised now for release. The core band are joined by a plethora of top class musicians from all over the world, now I’m thinking a musical carousel!Their album has dropped into my lap recently to review & I must say this is a most exciting prospect. No expense has been spared in it’s production & boasts a top team of players produced by New York’s Ryan Kelly & mastered by U2’s Pete Maher.A rare gem offering an eclectic mix of sounds that will get your buzz on as well as soothe your soul it’s no less than a magical journey through a musical landscape with sacred & classical tones interweaved into a modern eclectic mix of sounds & genres that delights at every turn. Refusing to be pigeonholed there is something for everyone here & from the dulcet tones of the vocalists & fabulous instrumentals take you on a journey Lady Isis (the first single released from the album
) falls into the realm of sacred music & speaks of an ancient truth depicting “Lady Isis” in the form of a guiding star sent to guide mankind through the world crisis so evident today. The chilled, relaxing vibe of this song is soothing yet calling mankind to re-awaken & claim their birthright.) The second single to be released soon is “Zarathustra” an upbeat pop/rock tune which is vibrant, fun, yet edgy & continuing the message of Lady Isis. Another track “Viracocha” has just won a prestigious award in the acoustic rock category http://www.theakademia.com/bestsong_acousticrock_october_2014.html Also check out Transference’ rendition of Pink Floyd’s famous track “Echoes” which a Pink Floyd group on Soundcloud added to their mixes which has received some good attention https://soundcloud.com/ikonicartists/echoes-transference-mix
Did I mention the awesome artwork, truly a collectors piece from the band’s own graphic artists Sandra Amorosi & Jo Friday think mystical landscapes, fluorescent blue dragons, ancient lands, a kind of Harry Potteresque theme yet it is truly unique in it’s own right. I hope I have whetted your appetite for this album I really can’t think of anything negative to say about it it sparks the imagination taking you on an exciting roller coaster ride, the album is aptly named “The Navigators”. If you come to this band expecting an ordinary band with an ordinary sound you will miss the very essence of what they have to offer.
Check out their website http://www.transferencemusic.com & in particular their ‘healing now’ page to get a more in depth feel for what this band are about.To truly appreciate this album I recommend listening with an open mind so that you can enter the rich tapestry of sound & colour; yes colour, this music opens your own pathways igniting your own creativity, now that’s no mean feat! This is not escapism it’s alive, it’s about awakening the senses & tuning into your own creative essence.
At the end I am left feeling enlivened, uplifted, energised & inspired & wow, yes, that feels real good. I hear the band are in talks to tour the UK in 2015 so stay tuned for updates as they unfold https://www.facebook.com/transferencemusic
Review by Skywatcher, Ireland
Skywatcher is a freelance underground music reviewer