Jan 3 2019
Sunshine Ensemble is the perfect name for Alex Oliverio‘s folk-jazz project. This music lifts the spirits with its friendly demeanor, and the tones are as warm as the sun’s touch on the skin after a long, dreary winter. The theme of his EP was a reminiscence upon the apartment complexes of his youth. It’s a quirky concept, fun even, but ultimately it’s eclipsed by the music’s immense effusiveness and addictive melodies. It’s just a breezy four track EP, but this is such an exemplary example of a modern folk-jazz recording, I had no choice but to give it a slot in this year’s Best Of list.
The album is Self-Produced.
Music from Seattle, WA.
I wrote about the album for The Bandcamp Daily.
Available at: Bandcamp