Sonic Rade, the Swiss Pop-Rock trio is pleased to announce the release of their third album on the Italian VDM Records label. The album simply titled “Sonic Rade” is available now in Stereo DXD as well as DSD 64, DSD 128 and DSD 256.
This Sonic Rade album includes 13 new tracks. It is a step forward for the band, not only musically, but emotionally. Each song will transport you into a different world to which everyone can relate too. Let yourself get carried away by the quality of Sonic Rade’s music and sound.
Sonic Rade was formed in 2010 in Switzerland on the shore of the Rade (named after Geneva’s harbor). The band is a trio composed of a Canadian and two Swiss; Ricardo Ryan (vocals and guitar), Christian Fonjallaz (bass and back vocals) and Christophe Grand (drums and back vocals).
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Igor Fiorini, Terry Nelson and Jean-Daniel Noir
VDM Records, Rome, Italy
Igor Fiorini & Ricardo Ryan
Sonic Rade & Ricardo Ryan
Sonic Studio in Geneva, Switzerland
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Igor Fiorini, Marzia Rositani, Franc?ois Blin, Terry Nelson, Simon Gerber, Rafael Noir, Jean-Daniel Noir, Arjun and Daniel Bockrath in NYC, Harutyun Harutyunyan (sound engineer Yerevan), Everyone at Merging Technologies, Flux plugins & Gael, Tritik plugins & Charles, Mko Arzumanyan and Arthur Hovhannisyan, NovAntiqua team.
|Release Date||February 2, 2019|
The pop-rock trio made up of Ricardo Ryan (vocals and guitar), Christian Fonjallaz (bass and backing vocals) and Christophe Grand (drums and backing vocals) describe the new album as a step forward both musically and emotionally. The thirteen-track album bears this out and is a testament to almost a decade of writing and playing as a group.
Although the songs are rock-oriented, there’s a groove underlying the album that gives it the potential to connect with a wider audience than the band’s two prior releases. Both album opener ‘Lost Identity’ and ‘Queen of Hearts’ are fine examples of this, with Ryan’s wavering vocals reminiscent of Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan.
Many of the songs here are bass-lead, giving the overall feeling of dark foreboding a sharper edge. There’s a smattering of synthesised elements, as in ‘In the Deep’, whose jumpy intro riff rolls on into an epic chorus.
Lead single ‘Let’s Dream Tonight‘ follows this pattern too. The song’s video is a fittingly atmospheric exploration of late night New York City interspersed with shadowy performance shots. The verse’s muted guitar line under Ryan’s lamenting lyrics builds up the tension before releasing it with gusto. By contrast, ‘Back to the Moon’ is a slower, more ponderous number.
Heard as a whole, Sonic Rade is a satisfying release that will go down well with fans of old school alternative rock.
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