Rofo Audio- Right Through You

Words Written by Anselm Anderson 

Rofo Audio is a three-piece power rock trio from Royersford, PA, which is where the band's name is derived from. The band has been gaining exposure across the tri-states, promoting their new album. The trio has featured regularly in European and US Radio, as well as publications.

Their new album In the Between is a follow-up to their successful second album Reach ( 2016) They now release their latest single " Right Through Me", a tracking characteristic of power rock music full of guitar-orientated riffs and huge pop choruses.

The song begins with an uptempo surge of one of those aforementioned riffs that go along like a glass of lemonade on a hot summer afternoon. The subtle textures create this vibe throughout with basslines that tumble along to every chord struck. Lead singer Raymond Short's saccharine vocals are joyous and catchy, as the trio plays simple harmonies that are easy on the ear. The nice guitar solo in the mid-eight helps elevate the track to sound fresh and gives it a rockier edge.

"Right Through Me" is an effective track that will help build the band a new fanbase. The band will continue to promote their new album with a regional tour in 2019.

Alternatively, you can follow Rofo Audio via their social media accounts below.




JT Larsen- Old Loud Beat Down Train

Words By Anselm Anderson for Rambling Man's Reviews

Americana star JT Larsen returns with his latest single " Old Beat Down Train". This is a star that Rambling Man's Reviews reviewed previously last month.

Larsen is an Americana/country singer from Indianapolis, USA; who plays simple country music with nuances of Americana.

"Old Beat Down Train" is another example of Larsen's penchant for writing songs that leave the listener feeling like they are on this journey too. I feel the lyrics this may be about Larsen's struggles of leaving loved ones behind to pursue his dreams of becoming a musician. The tonality and textures of this track convey a sense of isolation and anticipation, as Larsen boards the metaphorical train.

The opening passage creates this feeling with the steel lap guitar, accompanied by a strong syncopated strumming pattern. Larsen's vocals are warm and enticing, whilst the lyrics are relatable. The mid-tempo builds towards the chorus like the aforementioned train leading to its preferred destination. The chorus is a harmonization of Larsen's, alongside strong backing vocals,  that creates a sense Larsen has found his calling.

Larsen is a singer/songwriter with an abundance of talent that has a mainstream appeal. who may not be on that beat down train for too long.

You can hear the track below via the link ;


You can also
read my previous review of " Southern Indiana Nights " below



Table Top Joe- Mary Bell

   Words Written by Anselm Anderson for Rambling Man's Reviews

Table Top Joe is the sole project of one Danny Lopez from Peoria, Arizona. The band has transitioned through many changes from its early days as a Post- Punk band to playing folk music.

Lopez has experienced a tumultuous journey in getting his music published. However, This has proved fortuitous for himself in more in regards to help from family and friends, as much to his willingness to do so.

The singer recorded and engineered his latest collection of songs in his home with the plan to release a single to the end of the year; where he hopes to compile them all for an album. Lopez has recorded nine tracks so far with  " Mary Bell"   being the second single, a follow up to " Poppin' Bottles".

Mary Bell was a child serial killer in Newcastle during the sixties, who killed two males toddlers at the age of ten years old. The song looks at the perspective of the suffering and pain she caused.

" Mary Bell" is a melodic folk song handled in the most sensitive of ways that open with the sounds of fingerpicking an acoustic guitar, accompanied by the eerie reverbs of the Mellotron that resonates like a cold wind. Lopez asks the question' s Mary Bell, Oh Mary Bell, what the hell you'd do to me,?/Mary Bell Oh Mary Bell, what the hell you'd do? 

 Lopez's pained vocals reflect the confusion and horrors of the crime as he wonders aloud the natures of what has occurred. The subtle introduction of various instruments like Harp, and the aforementioned guitar and mellotron convey dark and murky textures that combine to create a sense of abandonment and loneliness that is as much beauty in its art, as it is horrifying in its nature.

You can hear more of Table Top Joe via the link below https://tabletopjoe.bandcamp.com/

Alternatively, you can follow Lopez via social media in the link provided in text

The link below is a sample of the song reviewed above.