The band's core unit is a guitarist Jason Planco, Standup Bassist Annette Faltermier, and drummer Javier Estrella. The addition of the other instruments adds to the interesting sound. All of which play a key role in definining what is so brilliantly interesting about this album, but the strongest supporting instrument is the vibraphone which adds a weird gypsy feel to it.
The album begins with "Rock Me Like a Titan," which jumps directly into the rockabilly, swing feel. This band has a vintage feel to it, but with just enough oddity to not feel old and outdated. The Hyperions are like a living piece of history that play some pretty great tunes that just beg you to dance to them.
This album contains some of the most original music you'll ever hear. It's got an almost tribal drum feel with some subtle yet blistering guitar work. The bass is a constant boom, it's like the trot of an army heading to war. All of these combined helps to give a base to the sound.
I really enjoyed this album. This band will leave anyone who hears it at a loss for a label to put on the music. It's got a strong, fun temperment that is will make you want to dance like like a wild person. I definitely feel this is one worth picking up.
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