by Dave Segal
on Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 10:48 AM
(Barboza) VibraGun guitarist Joel Bergstrom recently recommended that I check out Piano Piano, but I was reluctant due to my strong antipathy toward band names that repeat words: Only Liquid Liquid and Talk Talk get a pass on this matter. Nevertheless, upon inspection, Piano Piano's music has merit, if the three songs on their ReverbNation page are representative. Consisting of four musicians who converged in Seattle from distant states across America, Piano Piano play meticulously detailed, beautifully wrought instrumental rock that can shift from plangency to tumult in the flick of a wrist. There's a cerebral, introspective aura about this music that also paradoxically feels expansive. Now about that name...