Review: Rofo Audio – Reach

Artist: Rofo Audio
Album: Reach
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2016
Genre: Rock

On Rofo Audio’s new album, “Reach,” the Royersford, PA trio achieves new heights in its songwriting, blending classic and alternative styles that continue to define this band’s unique, signature sound.

The eight-track offering of mostly mid-to-up-tempo tunes begins with “The Architect,” a versatile and progressive opener that begins with a rootsy, low-toned intro. Gentle in some parts, but funky in others, the opening track sets the tone for the band’s ambitions on its sophomore release.

Vocals, led by frontman/guitarist Raymond Short and supported by both Andy Mihalcik (drums) and Steve Reinheimer (bass), feature rich harmonies that dabble in the more soulful side of alternative rock. The vocal blend is particularly crisp on “Entitled,” the bright album closer.

Other album highlights include “Fold,” which features a sweet bassline from Reinheimer and a mellow, slightly spacey bridge, and “Codependent,” the band’s wise choice for a lead single, which blends classic rock guitars (think Def Leppard) with the catchiness of a 90s alternative hit.

Track listing:
1) The Architect
2) Refrain
3) Fold
4) Codependent
5) Inked
6) Bread
7) Down Again
8) Entitled

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