Review Piper Street Sound – 4 Chichas from the Piedmont

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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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