Self Titled – CD / DD
Nooirax Productions – released July 28, 2016
A Journey to the 4 corners of the Firmament with Firmam3mt
Whoa, that’s what I found myself saying after listening to this Quartet of instrumentalists from Madrid known as Firmam3nt and their “Self Titled” Debut Album. In just 4 songs ‘North,’ ‘East’, ‘West’, and ‘South’ I felt as if I had traveled the globe. I don’t know if travel is the theme of the band’s album but with the four cardinal directions as the name to their songs and it’s big sweeping sound that creates an auditory Panorama, it seems like the theme fits.
Unlike some bands that concentrate on lead guitar and vocals it seems to me Firmam3nt is a band that takes a different approach to their craft. As all quality instrumentalists, the band approaches their music from another angle by trading off leads between the drums, bass, and guitars with amazing affect. My favorite is ‘West’ which seems to use the Bass as the foundation of the song. While you can get this album on Bandcamp at “Name Your Price,” I would encourage you to pay for the download or buy their CD at €8 or more because these guys are tight. Highly Recommended!!
Fans of Toundra, Pelican, Mogwai, Isis the band….
Words by Terry Cuyler