Vasudeva- Roots of the Tree EP
Perhaps I’m biased because I live here, but I strongly believe that New Jersey is fertile soil for some of the best-unsigned talent in the United States. It’s almost as if the Garden State is this untouched creative bubble that never really goes through a lull of visionary artists. Whether it has been through playing music in different bands or just attending shows in general, I’ve constantly discovered wonderful up and coming acts time after time again. With that being said, Vasudeva is another local act that has taken me by surprise with their latest 4-song effort, “Roots of the Tree”.
Vasudeva is a four piece instrumental band from Central New Jersey that combines elements of dance-infused, progressive, and experimental rock that is comparable to artists such as Minus the Bear or Maps and Atlases at first listen. However as the Ep unfolds, it slowly sinks in that Vasudeva are moving in a direction away from these influences and write songs that are a fresh take on this musically complex yet accessible genre. Lightly strummed and nimbly tapped guitar parts, groove heavy bass lines, and expressive rhythmic drumming help to convey elements of lightheartedness and optimism throughout this entire instrumental Ep. It also allows the four songs to emanate a musical aura that compels the listener to experience the same “rose-colored lenses” artistic vision that Vasudeva create through their music.
Vasudeva are a Garden State secret that should progress to bigger and better things, and “Roots of the Tree” is a fantastic stepping-stone in doing just that. You can follow this artist through their Facebook, download this entire Ep for free through their Bandcamp, or stream a track below:
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