Today I would like to talk to you about Light Mellow, and in particular their new album Summer, which isn’t a dieselpunk band an sich, but yet creates wonderful scene appropriate music nonetheless.
Seldom has a CD been more aptly named as Summer by Light Mellow. Their musical style on this particular release is simply perfect as a soundtrack for the summer season, or invoking thoughts thereof.
You get plenty of this on this 19 track full album, where both vocals and music manage to evoke summer in every note. The combination of different male vocals, switching between male and female only adds to keeping this music diverse, even though the entire recording is in the same style, making it very coherent and yet keeping the songs different enough for it to never bore.
Style wise it is extremely strongly reminiscent of the crooners from the 1950s and light surfer pop from the same era associated with US beach towns and Cuba.
Light Mellow makes this particular style sound fresh and happening over six decades later.
Definitely a recommendation for those that like retro style music, or those looking for something different but representing the season of summer perfectly at the same time.
For those interested in buying their own copy of the CD, importing from Japan is pretty easy all in all, just go here and mailorder ^^.
Happy Dieselpunk Day everyone!