What is it about Scarlet that makes people feel so good? When
the music of most heavy bands is just so much existential angst
and rage, these tunes sparkle with color and light; optimistic,
confident lyrical melodies float and fly straight at us on a
wave of powerful music. This band makes it look fun and easy.
lyrics are Scarlet's visionary musings, many written literally
in her dreams. The music is crafted through the powerful and
sensitive guitar compositions of Brian Elliott.
Scarlet is a disarming presence on stage with a sweet smile
and carefree laughter, yet she is possessed of a voice that's
a combination of sultry temptress and screaming banshee. Elliott's
guitars compliment her versatile voice note for note. The guitar
work is impressive, ranging from giant power chords to beautiful
chiming textures, screaming octave dives and tasty melodies.
Eriksen's intricate and versatile drumming is the heartbeat
of Scarlet Jinn and the Matrix's sound and bass lines crafted
by Mike Nemeth range from solid bottom pounding to weaving strands
of melody. The full sound of the band is filled out with the
flawless rhythm guitar sounds provided by Blake Scott. Like
a driving machine, the rhythm section powers and pulses the
songs with understated finesse.
the exuberant "Crystalline Sunshine" to the fantasy
world of "Marmalade Moonlight" to the powerful anthem
"Wayside", these life-affirming songs leave us feeling
a little bit uplifted, and a little bit expanded. After a long
day of mind-numbing work, just a few moments of Scarlet Jinn
and the Matrix tunes has life pouring back into me - through
my ears. Before I know it, I am smiling, as I forget about the
stress of the day let the optimism and joy of living take me.
That's the power of Scarlet Jinn and the Matrix.
Scarlet Jinn and the Matrix at http://www.ScarletJinn.com