With hooking melodies, ambient sound scaping, syncopated rhythms, and pop sensibilities, the music features a wide variety of timbre, using orchestral strings and horns alongside whirling synthesizers. The breakbeat percussion, melodic bass lines, and vocal themes are as catchy as they are captivating, providing entertainment to a wide demographic of audiences everywhere.
Solus Rex is an alternative rock and roll band based out of the South Jersey/Philadelphia Area. The current quintet has been together since late 2011, when they recorded songs and eventually digitally released their debut album “Checkmate” in August of 2012: a concise ten-track, 39-minute collection of their work from that time period that was met with excellent reviews and spurred the start of an enthusiastic and growing fanbase.
The sweet sonics and smooth melodies of the album betray the darker psychological plotline of a struggling protagonist wrestling with pain and the patterns that stem from it. The album is intended to be enjoyed lightly, separately as singles, while being combined to create a great concept album for fans that want to delve deeper.
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