These five rolling, instrumental tracks explore a wide range of dynamics while incorporating elements of ambient, jazz & electronic music. The depth of the songs is apparent with the very first listen. After repeated spins, the finer details are revealed.
"Mode 7 consists of 4 musicians playing drums, bass, guitar, vintage organ and effects live in a small studio. The background noises of the night have been mixed into the sound to create a sort of eerie feel. The musicians apparently come from a wide variety of backgrounds and the bio describes the music as post rock, whatever that is suppose to mean. Anyway, the CD features 5 untitled instrumentals, with the first being just 2 ˝ minutes of sounds in the background that make you search for something before the drums and instruments slowly, very slowly, creep into the mix as the bass gets more intense. The second track flows out of the first and continues the creeping journey into the darkness. The track really gets intense and quite psychedelic at times. It has a great raw open mix with clear drums, deep bass and cool guitars flowing into, over and out of the music. Track 3 is a happy free floating excursion into the early morning after a long night session…. That is how I feel… The fourth track never really went anywhere for me. The fifth and final track, again, a mellow floating piece, is quite beautiful and features mostly delay guitars with mellow bass lines and low percussion. Music made late at night for the late at night. Good night…"
-Scott Heller Aural Innovations
"Four guys, in an ongoing jam session into the night, a bit of a psychedelic feeling is in the air, light touches of rock, and so on the music lives into the night, lead only by the endless natural flow, fills you, moves you, controls you.
The feeling which drives this album is the perfectly natural flowing of things, there is always something happening, and yet it is still very fresh, atmospheric, soothing and relaxing, you can actually fill the pure sound, freedom, as If every note was made just so it could be played where it is.
The album is compiled of 5 tracks, exploring the wide range of jazz, psychedelic, post ambient. Glimpses of soft rock, a bit of electronic, all kinds of dynamic mind blowing games, and still hypnotizing spacey, feeling.
You can hear the depth and uniqueness at first hearing, in hearings to come, all kinds of sounds, fills, and other happenings start floating, making it even better then before.
This album can be easily categorized as another mood album, though it's much more than that, and words can't even explain it, when the mood is right, it will touch in all the right places and it guarantees satisfaction."
-Roy Povarchik Alternative-Zine
Although this is definitely the type of album jam you'd put on late at night as more of a mood setter, I really like the fact that it has that post-rock modern feel and doesn't tend toward the standard "you take a solo, i take a solo" methodology that haunts blues-rock jam travesties. We get a lot of those experiments for some reason and I really hate those type of jams. But the majestic experiments that Mode 7 oozes out prove to be as rich and decadent as apple pie a la mode at a slow late night diner. Order up... and take your time." -Shorty Shmat