Shades of Grey
Mic Stimms mixes today's music technology and yesterday's classic rock style into a powerful and moving music experience. Founded by original members Ryk Allyn and Jamie Park, the band's brooding lyrics are laced within techno loops, classic keyboards, and powerful guitar riffs. The band's influences span different generations and genres of music such as - Pink Floyd, Van Halen, The Cars, Pearl Jam, and Nine Inch Nails. Mic Stimms - "Shades of Grey" marks the 5th CD released by the band and they remain true to their original form - from the 80's rock sound of "Waiting for You" to the dark and subtle title track "Shades of Grey" - the band drifts through the spectrum of rock taking the listener on an ethereal ride through their unique music style. The lyrics are well written and vacillate from the obvious "Maybe" - about a couple struggling to find the answers to their relationship issues - to the abstract "Great Strange". The tracks are further supported by syncopated drum beats and solid bass lines supplied by veteran musician Clancy Gwynn. One of the most important attributes of a band is the synergy of the musicians involved and the dynamics each of them bring to the music they create. Jamie and Ryk have been writing songs together for over ten years - creating a distinct sound that has become known as - Mic Stimms. This CD is a welcome addition to the Mic Stimms collection and is definitely worth checking out.