From: NY, United States
Genre: Rock, Melodic, Ambient
Music for superheroes.
I overheard this recently as two locals were discussing the Brooklyn based instrumental band “the Heavy Empty”. When thinking of a description for their sophomore album, “with a will, there's a way”, released this week, these three words seemed a better fit than the band’s own “melodic ambient rock”.
The record is a musical narrative fit for the big screen--5 mini-symphonies creating cinematic grandeur through a series of conflicts and resolutions, tension and release. The impressive instrumental composition lead by trumpets, guitars, and even the occasional chinese violin take the listener along through familiar emotions. The Heavy Empty hits even closer to home than traditional bands by using the absence of lyrics to allow the listener’s past to dicate what memories are solicited.