Boomkat Product Review:
Style Drift is the second full length LP from the Portland based band Fontanelle. Like it’s predecessors, ‘Style Drift’, was recorded at the band’s Magnetic Park studio, where Fontanelle work their unique mix of instrumental improvisation and computer-aided arrangment. As a band, the quintet has forged a muscular, freaky groove; the album has propulsion, edge and heft behind it. Fontanelle take drums, keyboards and guitars, tighten up the interplay and weave taut patterns that touch on the liquidity of fusion jazz and the crystalline angles of IDM electronics. Melody and rhythm joust, then mingle without being reduced to chin-scratching exercises in chops-mongering or Pro Tools gimmickery.