Review Piper Street Sound – 4 Chichas from the Piedmont


This concoction of Southern comfort goes down smooth, though heavily filtered and remotely distilled in the Piedmont. No, not in the Altiplano region of Peru, but the Piedmont, a plateau region located in the eastern United States between the Atlantic coastal plain and the main Appalachian mountains. Still, without a second sip this blend of chicha tastes good.

Piper Street Sound offer 4 electric guitar instrumentals for Dialect Trio to contemplate, loop and add some appetizingly fresh rhythms.  Both musical outfits are rooted in Southern US and have collaborated to produce 4 Chichas from the Piedmont which bares little resemblance to the psychedelic cumbia of 1970s Peru, but makes up for in doses of soulful blues, Appalachian folk and dubbed f/x.

The EP is a pleasant listen, a constant buzz of chicha-laden instrumentals bouncing in and out, and a few Skynyrd-style solos for authenticity. It reminds me of Quantic’s Death of a Revolution, with similar tropical dub melodies and rhythmic persistence.

The individual titles fruitfully pay homage to a quartet of native North American berries, balancing the sweet with the tart. Creatively birthed and professionally polished, this album is worth a flight of the locally sourced sounds of Piper Street Sound  and Dialect Trio.

Pour a glass and enjoy below!

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