Conductive Alliance

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago’s hypnotic and intriguing Conductive Alliance shimmers into view like a mirage in the desert. The quartet, along with a handful of friends, crafts a sound that is equal parts aggressive Ambience, pointy Math Rock, lush Baroque Pop, evocative Classical arrangements and a swirling and cacophonous experimentalism. On their latest EP, Water Glyphs, Conductive Alliance sounds like the band that Philip Glass and Steve Reich would form if they had a deeper understanding of contemporary Rock and Pop and were willing to embrace more than variations on a theme.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: A symphony orchestra drops acid, gets into Modern Rock but never forgets where the old (and new) masters are buried. (Brian Baker)

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