Artist of the day: Red Room Cinema
Back in 2008, tbt* named Red Room Cinema one of its Ultimate Local Artists for their ambitious, sweeping art-rock that managed to fill any room they played. Since then, they’ve attracted attention from some promient national music blogs.
While their lineup has shifted a bit, but founding members Anthony Maltese and Brian Burleson are back with a new album, Apsis, a four-part instrumental epic inspired by the works of Italian journalist Italo Calvino. Comparisons to Explosions In the Sky are, once again, inevitable. “They sonically navigate the themes of loss, hope and human connection during the final hours as the Moon begins to collapse and rain onto the earth,” says a news release. It doesn’t sound like easy listening, but the gorgeous single We Raise Our Eyes Between the Walls of Glass and Steel definitely goes down smooth. Allmusic called the album a “soundtrack to an unmade movie.”