Weathertunes
Palm Beach


4.5
superb

Review

by Scott Krasman USER (30 Reviews)
May 13th, 2012 | 27 replies | 1,692 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A personal vacation.

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

Summer is arguably the most cherished of the four seasons; public and post-secondary schools let out for much needed breaks, seasonal foods and beverages begin showing up at every party, and the weather is generally fantastic. Many people also view summer as the perfect opportunity to forget about all of the stresses from everyday living for a few weeks and head somewhere exotic, relaxing and worry-free. The excitement and anticipation that comes about before a memorable vacation is something that can make even the grouchiest middle-aged men and women revert back to feelings of youth and exuberance. Such emotions are difficult to put into words, but music can paint gorgeous pictures if expressed in certain ways. Roland and Daniel Voss, of the electronic duo Weathertunes, managed to create the perfect soundtrack for two weeks of nothing but sand, bikinis and ice-cold Coronas. 2009’s Palm Beach is an essential album for any vacation and a hidden gem in the world of electronic music.

The brothers Voss evoke feelings of euphoria and bliss through the use of simple but memorable beats and instrumentals. Palm Fiction, the opening track, instantly generates feelings of walking down a busy beachside street on a humid summer afternoon. Samples of waves crashing on sand, seagulls flying through the sky and busy street traffic add to the authenticity of the experience. Funky bass lines and dancing acoustic sections are reminiscent of street performers jamming out under the hot sun. Bouncy synths and groovy drum beats help to keep the album moving smoothly, and there is nothing in the way of filler to disrupt the natural flow. This album’s greatest strength is its ability to paint very vivid landscapes using only melodies and the listener’s own imagination.

There aren’t many albums with the overall charm and positivity that radiates from each and every track on Palm Beach. Hearing these songs after a hard day at work is almost like taking a personal vacation for just over an hour. The only problem I have with this album is when it abruptly ends and you suddenly remember that all of your problems haven’t actually disappeared. I suppose that speaks to the album’s sheer ability to entrance and envelop, and that is something that too many bands struggle with successfully producing.



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Scoot
May 13th 2012



17486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

not much that i could say that josh hummel hasn't already said, but i wanted to get these guys a bit more exposure

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2012



23649 Comments


great review. gonna pos the shit out of it.

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CaptainDooRight
May 13th 2012



26442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

We got amother review for this pretty good review pos

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Eclecticist
May 13th 2012



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Oh shit, wasn't expecting a second review haha awesome! Pos!

CaptainDooRight
May 13th 2012



26442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dreams coming true bro

Eclecticist
May 13th 2012



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yes! This is perfect because I am actually reviewing another essential summer album very soon that is a lot like this one except with more funk influence and a lot of smooth jazz saxophone.

CaptainDooRight
May 13th 2012



26442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Cool sounds good man that's auto pos

Eclecticist
May 13th 2012



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Haha sweet. I am just really happy that this album is getting the love it deserves. It has been out since 2009 and it's finally getting it's dues!

CaptainDooRight
May 13th 2012



26442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah bro I still have it on my iPod gonna jam it again soon

Eclecticist
May 13th 2012



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Sick!

Eclecticist
May 13th 2012



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"not much that i could say that josh hummel hasn't already said, but i wanted to get these guys a bit more exposure"

Thanks Scott! You're the man!

CaptainDooRight
May 13th 2012



26442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Sicker than a transvestite lion trying to run one on the gang

Eclecticist
May 13th 2012



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

LOL idk if Palm Beach fits that description but maybe some porn influenced dm....

CaptainDooRight
May 13th 2012



26442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Beastiality influenced DM

Eclecticist
May 13th 2012



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

lol I actually saw something like that once, the album cover had a pig raping some tied up girl. It was so gross! I think 'Pig' is actually in the band name too....

CaptainDooRight
May 13th 2012



26442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Pig destroyer?

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2012



16072 Comments


Oh hey i live there maybe i should listen to this

Scoot
May 13th 2012



17486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

do it john handsome

VicariousIntent
May 14th 2012



1591 Comments


I could really use an album like this right now. Definitely gonna check it out. Pos'd, very well written review man.

WashboardSuds
May 14th 2012



4888 Comments


sounds like it would be my thing. why haven't I heard of this before?

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