“Downtempo Fusion outfit shows spiritual side”.
After success with the 2014 album Visions Collide, Sunshine Coast based outfit Dubarray have fused their signature sound with a new purpose. A slightly different spin on the bands ambient and downtempo worlds find founding members Brett and Kate Gadenne producing a positive and relaxing journey through what are essentially sonic guided meditations. This angle coupled with well-composed rhythms and class-A production make a winning third album for the four-piece fusion band.
The Sound Of Prana holds together a host of yoga as well as meditation applications. An album with purpose. Intelligently composed, well voiced and produced in a manner that only a husband and wife can. Have the lyrics been over worked? Hard to say. Is their a soul to this album. Definately.
Notable tracks include; Red Earth with an almost out of place glitched-out synth hook that once the surprise subsides is really quite endearing although slightly repetitive. Connected is a didge-infused classic chillout sound. With soaring sax and keys taking flight alongside optimistic vocals and chanting, the album is a beauty in sound as well as direction.
The band is one to keep an eye on. They’re not around for the short game. Living a lifestyle and a love of touring make these guys a long-term investment. Gaining momentum both in Australia and Internationally, Dubarray are only just now beginning to show a hand that has been planned for well over a decade.
The Sound Of Prana is out now on One World Music.