Published on October 24th, 2011 | by Patrick Lighthall0
Stephen Chai & The No Nation Orchestra’s More More More needs more.
The title track of the EP More More More highlights the musical talents of Stephen Chai & The No Nation Orchestra. Using a well-blended array of instruments and vocal styling, the sounds of Stephen Chai & The No Nation Orchestra are rich, robust, and infused with an indie, infectious beat. Employing instruments ranging from percussion blocks, trumpets, and guitars to drums and woodwinds, Stephen Chai & The No Nation Orchestra have the capacity and the capability to develop a fully formed, enjoyable sound.
The EP continues with “Oh Now Baby,” which highlights the wood block and other percussion elements. From there, the EP moves to “Bloodsucker,” which is an outstanding deployment of a backbeat snap, cooing background vocals, and indie vocal styling. Whether they use the instruments at their disposal or not, “Bloodsucker” displays the raw talent and experience of a group vocally and musically in tune with a unique, indie sound.
The EP wraps up with “Find Me The Savory Sound” and “Holy Holy,” which further complicates and develops the band’s sound. Taking the stripped “Bloodsucker” sound and infusing the rest of the musical instruments create “Find Me The Savory Sound,” and display how Stephen Chai & The No Nation Orchestra build layers onto their music.
The More More More EP from Stephen Chai & The No Nation Orchestra is currently available for download, and is certainly worth checking out. The only true disappointment is that the group only has five songs on the release, as it will be great to see where the band develops their sound from here.