This band exudes a type of exuberant energy elixir that spans the entire emotional spectrum of melodic flavors. Within their latest CD concoction, I tasted a sublime blend of:
A jigger of Led Zeppelin sexy bravado
An ounce of masterful 12-string licks similar to Roman Morykit’s style from Gypsy Soul
A shot of mesmerizing vocals reminiscent of Marty Balin in the early days of Jefferson Airplane
A twist of Reggae
A dash of Disco
A pinch of Jazz
Rimmed in Rhythm & Blues
All wrapped up in a tall glass full of some of the most awesome hardcore Evanescence-‘esque’ bass on ice you’ve ever tasted…
A New Saint Session CD opens with the gutsy-bawdy-swagger-of-a-title-song that immediately throws you in to the skillfully-crafted layers of Led Zeppelin themes.
Highest Love is a smoky ember that suddenly explodes in to a full-board sultry exposé of tablas and tambourines, all entwined within the savory seduction of Eastern spice.
Invisible Rain is utter perfection in song that rocks you to your core in a pendulum fashion – swinging between tenderness and angst (the US Military will resonate with this one as it’s pure, unadulterated TNT for your spirit)
Brain Wave is percussion at its finest infused between reverberating bass and a harmony of reflective chords that will haunt your ethereal dreams while you sleep.
If your thirst is for true, palpable musical brilliance…take caution when imbibing this CD…as it just might cause an instantaneous Iris Corporation addiction the minute you partake.
©2011 Debbie Ballard
*With special thanks to John Iris, Thibaut Gluchowski and Will De La Perez for kindly sharing their CD creation with me all the way from Albi in the South of France! Nicolas Senegas designed their absolutely artistically-delicious CD cover, also, which reminds me so much of the Enigma I loved in the 90s. Bon Chance, Guys!