Prepare your ears for a fantastic voyage into the cosmos; a journey into a parallel music experience unlike what you’re used to. Enter Seattle Electronica band Messages In Light. Two eclectic minds (James Scudder and Mike Gilmore) have come together to give you Para11eleven, a collection of Sci-Fi infused tunes that bends the shape of audio waves to create futuristic sounds. This is a solid piece that requires an open mind (and ears) to fully understand.
Para11eleven is hard to categorize, for it combines elements of Ambient, Electronica, and Psychedelic with advanced use of programmed synthesized instruments. There’s a sleepy vibe to their records, but there’s just enough pep in each song to keep you entertained. The hottest song of the collective would have to be “The Unveiling”. The instrumentation is an aural cerebral experience on its own. The accompanying vocals are light and airy; they gracefully dance across the music like a poised ballerina floating across the stage. There’s plenty more of that energy spread throughout the remaining songs.
Messages In Light have created a body of work that is enjoyable, but ahead of its time. Their music may fly over the heads of some listeners upon first hearing it, but will immediately capture the hearts of the open-minded. Take a moment to open your mind and indulge in the Para11eleven experience.