Electric Soul Pandemic:
Electric Soul Pandemic are a jamband and, unlike many other groups that embrace the label, they aren’t holding anything back with their studio release. The album’s electronica-infused songs are often rather lengthy—meandering about in a way that seems more organic than one would expect from a record. The tracks on Communications are grounded in jamtronica, with an eclectic array of other styles also making it into the fold—think two-parts Disco Biscuits, one-part String Cheese Incident. From the reggae sounds of “Rundown” to the almost Super Nintendo-like synths that close out “Elk Park,” the album exudes positive vibes. It’s the kind of stuff that could keep a hippie dance party going into the wee hours, and that’s certainly a good thing.