Bronsen Euard // Press Start

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Bronsen Euard // Press Start by B. Toy

Bronsen Euard

Press Start

Independent

3.5/5 Stars

Erie native Bronsen Euard is off at Shenandoah Conservatory studying music, but he has still managed in his absence to add generously to the Erie music catalog with his five-song EP, Press Start. This mellow jazz/funk guitar and vocal project is thoughtfully constructed. Intricate George Benson-like melodic strumming trades the foreground with Euard’s vocals, which are like a cross between Brandon Boyd and Joe Jackson. The phrasing is redolent of Jackson’s songwriting as well with layered backing vocals and lyrics like “Maybe I will end up where I started, maybe I will end with nothing … who am I to understand why I am?” The album nevertheless has weak spots as so many freshman efforts do. The distorted, noodling solo creeping around in the background of “Geometry” is a discordant mess that ends an otherwise well-produced first effort on a sour note. You can check it out for yourself at bronseneuard.bandcamp.com/album/press-start-ep. – Bryan Toy

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