Where: Isaac Gravity Records
Over a year ago I reviewed the first EP by duo 2 A.M. The Italians’ mix of acoustic and indie elements produced a couple solid tracks that sounded as if from the 90s Britpop era, with a heavy influence from Oasis making up their sound. Nowadays 2 A.M returns with their new EP Parallel Worlds, and it brings together more of that sound, just with a slightly heavier tone to it.
The Oasis influence is still strong and clear to hear in tracks such as The Magic Can’t Work and Axl’s Song, though this time around the two-piece look to be shifting a more original sound to their material, which is certainly good. Opening track Outsider is a wonderful acoustic opener complete with outworldly sounds in the background, creating a very relaxed atmosphere which sticks around for the rest of the EP.
Distorted guitar makes itself heard throughout Parallel Worlds, creating a heavier edge to 2 A.M’s sound, and while the addition of distortion (as well as other instruments) could make things seem a little muddy in terms of production, it genuinely doesn’t. The production quality is fantastic, and every track on the EP sounds very good.
I’m glad to see these guys are still knocking around and Parallel Worlds will certainly help them gain extra fans, and it will definitely remain in my playlist for a long time. Stream Parallel Worlds in its entirety below, and purchase it for absolutely nothing here.