Brainsqueezed is a French project, founded by Sebastian L. in the nineties. Between 1997 and 2010 he wrote the majority of the songs. These were released on several demos during the years. However, in 2014, the songs got somewhat of a make-over. Sebastian rewrote some arrangements and invited Claire from Opal Sounds to sing. That seemed to work quite well and two brand new songs were written. Now, the album seems to be complete and ready to be released upon the world.
Musically, you can compare the music on this album with a blend of blues, soft-rock and pop music. The songs, mostly ballads, usually maintain a subdued capacity, gently floating through my speakers. Here and there the tempo and intensity go up, resulting in some quite strong pop rock songs like 'Pay'. Yet, the majority of the album drives on a very slow pace and shows a great deal of melody. My favorite song is 'Second Awakening', which reminds me a bit of Pink Floyd meets Led Zeppelin, especially in the atmospheric department.
I think this album will often find the way to my stereo, mainly because of its unobtrusive character. This is not really something for the stubborn hard rocker, nor for the metalhead and it might sometimes be a bit too heavy for the pop fans. Yet, this is something for the soft rock afficionados out there, for people who like solid songwriting and a great deal of melancholy.