CD Review: Simeon Soul Charger

Harmony Square (Soulfood Music)

One of the more intellectually-minded bands kicking around Northeast Ohio, Simeon Soul Charger looks back with fondness to the proggy days of Jethro Tull, Yes, and the Moody Blues. Their latest offering is a concept album that the band has said is about "an alien race that descends upon a city ruled by a tyrannical leader." Yikes! After an overture, the disc commences with "Babylon Grove," a waltz of sorts that features piano and strings as it offers up obtuse lyrics about the end of the world. The rest of the songs veer between jarring psychedelia ("Spinning Across the Grass") and jammy rock ("See Sharp"). While the album works best when listened to as a whole, a song such as "All Fair's in Harmony Square" features a pop hook that makes it stand well on its own. . – Jeff Niesel

Simeon Soul Charger performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Musica.

About The Author

Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
Scroll to read more Music News articles

Newsletters

Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.