MELAMPUS “Hexagon Garden” C36
(Old Bicycle Records)

I have zero working knowledge of what Switzerland’s musical evolution has been like, but, listening to this, all I can think about is USA’s Delerium, pre-Y2K. Something about this makes it weird for me to listen to this as an independently released tape label. Maybe bands sounding exactly like the Gin Blossoms will be popping up all over in the next decade? I dunno. All I know is that this kind of music was really popular two decades ago in the US and I wonder what kind of audience it garners today, here and abroad. Have a listen for yourself via the link below.

- - Jacob An Kittenplan