Huntington Beach, CA (PressExposure) March 25, 2014 -- The singer and songwriter known as Acmesound has released his debut LP record, "Better Late Than Never." The album is comprised of 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly released independent of support from major music companies. A rock record played neck-deep in rhythm and infused with copious amounts of cool, "Better Late Than Never" is a tremendous accomplishment from one of rock's most multi-talented and expert musicians.
Hawaii's Acmesound (often stylized as acmesound) cites as main artistic influences such explosive acts as the Who, Santana, Eric Clapton, U2, the Police, and Lifehouse. In addition to certain nuances of these discernible in "Better Late Than Never," Acmesound has a flavor all his own that pulses with measured amounts of groove and sonic aggression. These traits are perhaps most clear on his three instrumental tracks, "Juggernaut," "Angst," and "North Shore Revisited," as well as on his electrifying live take of "Enough for the Night," which showcases Acmesound's vibrant delivery and charisma onstage.
Speaking of the general tones of his record, Acmesound writes, "To me it covers a wide range of styles, and I'm not really sure even how to describe some of it. Some of it is geared toward the beat and sounds, others have thoughtful lyrics. Once in a while they both come together, which is the goal."
Thematically speaking, Acmesound's songs are neither preachy nor self-interested.
"Sometimes the lyrics are straightforward and the meaning is clear," he writes of this, "but I also try to write with vague references, things that will allow the listener to come up with a personal meaning for themselves based on their own experiences. These are the ones I think I enjoy the most."
Acmesound started as the personal project of a rhythm guitarist and keyboard player best known from his work with Kona's popular cover band, Fargo. Commenting on the issues involved with time constraints of band members, available facilities, and other such complications, Acmesound decided to go back to the studio for his creative outlet. Always preferring the precision of recording to the unpredictability of live performances, anyway, he went to work on "Better Late Than Never."
"In this environment, time could be allocated as available," he explains. "A half hour to mix some tracks, a late night insomnia session fueled by inspiration, or a weekend marathon, to record, layer, experiment, tweak, and finalize an idea. One person with the option to be creative without a schedule. In the end, you eventually come out with something tangible for your efforts, and if you did your job, others may like it too."
"Better Late Than Never" by Acmesound is available online worldwide.
"Better Late Than Never" LP -