If there was a Cincinnati Entertainment
Awards category for pathologically busy musicians who start new projects
to occupy the time normally reserved for sleep or breathing, Prim would
take home the bling.
The Cincinnati quartet may have taken
five years to release their first full-length, last year’s bracing and
infectious Cause + Effect, but the members seem as energetic and
eager to move to the next phase as they must have been when they first
coalesced as a band half a decade ago.
What is awesome and innovative about 10
String Symphony is that while both Sedelmyer and Baiman are profuse in
the Bluegrass, Old-Time and Celtic styles, they possess an open-minded
bent for blatantly Progressive music as well.
Either there’s an evolution/revolution
going on down in the hills of Tennessee or someone has spiked the water
supply with a chemical blend of adrenaline and amphetamine, because the
Riff Rock sounds emanating from the state these days could strip the
bark off a redwood tree at 50 paces.
The band’s skronky
Psychedelic Blues with a side of Soul and a sprinkle of Pop melodicism
was an easy sell to local fans of the Buffalo Killers’ loping Psych Pop
thunder and the Heartless Bastards’ quirky Indie Blues mutations.