The Neo-Space tag suggests music having near-Earth origins and a particular creativity liberated by gravity. A galactic vision for songs that can take listeners to uncharted places in space and time is the rule. With two new singles out, the band Eyeball fits this description and more. Add the group’s music videos and Eyeball becomes an experience of greater dimensions in sight, sound and imagination. But with Eyeball, the sonic projections are not always outward bound.
Probing the Songs
The music for “Paralyze (Theme For A Recurring Film)” gives new life to instrumentals, or as Eyeball likes to put it, “Instru (mentals).” Thick drumsticks and skins occupy the first five seconds of the intro before a wicked keyboard enters, radiating a somewhat eerie, perhaps otherworldly feeling. The synthy keys are brilliant. Meanwhile, at the :41 second mark, an equally unnerving guitar evokes more of an alien theme. The keys and guitar are what deliver the Neo-space ticket to ride. At 1:35, a terrific Twilight Zone–ish fret riff goes on a repetitive tear, almost as if sending off an intergalactic communication of music comradery. With bass and drums providing the framework, Elon Musk and NASA should take note of Eyeball. The tones are amazing. Make sure to enjoy the 5:40 track on bigger woofers and a sub.
A Twofold Emphasis
Filmed by Ryan Flamini, the accompanying music video for “Delirium,” released Jul. 22, 2020, captures Eyeball at their finest, complete with a solid sense of humor and musicianship. But notice how the title refers to an inner disturbance which has that sci-fi -type ring. The video for “Delirium” does justice to the band’s collective message and then some. The imagery is tinted in a kind of Area 51 green, apparently the band’s favorite color, only adding to the Neo-space influence. Astral bass enthusiasts, keep an eye out for the Rickenbacker. Synced up with the video, the song’s affinity for extraterrestrials is undeniable. The vocals are outstanding, conjuring hints of an overall Public Image Ltd. flavor, but with Eyeball’s distinguishing feedback and effects. Make no mistake; there is only one Eyeball.
The Raleigh, North Carolina-based band is Trey McLamb – drums, synth, vocals; Myriam Martian – guitars, art-noise, vocals; Brian Oaksford – bass, guitars, vocals; and Aaron Albrecht – synth, vocals.
Wondering where Eyeball gets its motivation is a logical question. According to McLamb, “For inspiration, we basically get that from each other. We all bring different backgrounds into the band and where we meet in the middle, is Eyeball.”
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