||Tonight We Radiate CD (2008) |
Travis Adams albums Recording information: 566 Studio, Orlando, FL; Big Shot Music Studios, Altamonte Springs, FL; The Jam Room, Columbia, SC.
Personnel: Travis Adams, Matt Burns, Ryan Loughney, Scott Wachholder, Chris McLane (vocals); Eric Jazvac, Ky Morland (guitar); Giancarlo Aservi (drums).
Audio Mixers: Giancarlo Aservi; ...
||Composition of Ending and Phrasing CD
Travis Adams CD discography With its twin-guitar lineup, Florida's My Hotel Year adds an extra layer of sonic muscle to the classic punk trio sound replicated on The Composition of Ending and Phrasing. (By the time of the album's release in 2001, the band lineup had changed, with Ryan Fleming replacing Ott, and Jeff Irizarry taking the place of Von Balson.) Recorded more or less spontaneously shortly after the band's formation, the album pumps out a tight, immediate sound, over which Travis Adams skims his thin, sometimes tuneless, but always expressive, vocals. The band takes a few risks: On "Between Little Things" they attack a 3/4 meter with savage intensity, then contrast it with a three-note hook that slams into 4/4 with a bracing backbeat and triplet riff. Elsewhere, they vary textures, bull through dramatic shifts in dynamics, and even toss in the occasional bit of harmony. The title track, a short instrumental based on a simple piano figure, closes the album on an unexpected note, which nonetheless fails to erase the impression of Composition as an agreeable but unsurprising genre exercise. ~ Robert L. Doerschuk
Personnel: Travis Adams, David Ott (vocals, guitar).
Audio Mixer: Matt Goldman.
Photographer: Melissa Chandler.
My Hotel Year includes: James Woodrich, Mike Von Balson, Travis Adams, ...