Bent Knee: When nerds decide to make music

First and foremost, I’m not the type of person that is always hunting new bands, normally I discover them by merely accident or at the best by recommendations. Secondly, I never stated that this blog is dedicated 100% to Metal bands, it just happens, that metal music is mostly the one that worth it at all. Having said that, I can start writing freely.

Bent Knee is an American band that is mostly associated with Art rock/ Prog/ Psycodelic scene. They started in 2009, while attending Berklee College of Music. Their music is very dynamic, with highly complex execution, allowing the guys in the band to experiment, and create such an amazing ambient that go from beauty to Darkness.

And as most of the Art Rock bands, vocals are a basic element. Actually, this is one of that few bands in which, vocals is used as another instrument, and this is because the incredible voice range of their vocalist Courtney Swain.

Lyrics are little strange to be honest, probably I’m still very un-familiar with these guys, but they seem to be random, although, I think that mostly deal with introspective and personal relationships.

Now, regarding the title of the post, I must clarify, I’m not using in a negative way the word “nerd”, indeed, all the opposite, this band is the result of a group of music enthusiast, that love jam for hours, and that have a long chats about every single type of music, decide to start a band. But don’t forget, that these music enthusiasts are actually incredible musicians, with academic background, adding tons of complexity.

In my opinion, these guys wouldn’t be able to write music if they weren’t such a well prepared musicians. I can only think that in their minds, there always a fantastic musical chaos, that requires an incredible talent in order to put it in such song form.

I just love this band, and I just discovered them, I can’t wait to hear their new stuff. Finally, I know they are such big nerds, just because I’m just like these guys, with the important exception that I don’t have the level of musicianship they have….not big deal I guess….

See you next time around!!!


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