Digital Antique: Classically Infused Rock
Digital Antique is an instrumental indie rock band that consists of cinematic driven compositions. The band is made up of clean and dirty electric guitar, melodic style bass riffs, syncopated rhythmic drums, and a string quartet of seasoned musicians that have played all over the world. It's progressive in nature by using unique and changing time signatures and tempo. They also incorporate visual projections during their performances that tell stories with imagery and create a multimedia experience. The Austin-based band consists of Travis Kennedy (guitar), James Parker Randolph (bass), Payton Holekamp (Drums), Dixie Yoder (viola), Joseph Shuffield (first violin), Annette Franzen (second violin), and a variety of cellists.
Digital Antique is truly a unique blend of classical music that has rock undertones- or is it the other way around? Regardless, the sound is beautiful! "NG" has a bit of the faster, upbeat tempo. As someone who actually played the violin for almost eight years, I can recognize the sound of a violin anywhere and this piece makes the violin parts of this piece really shine!
"Horsepower" is one of my favorites. It starts off very slow and mellow then, gets much more energetic and exciting! The piece itself sounds inexplicably powerful and is absolutely electrifying in a very
I enjoyed listening to Digital Antique! It's not everyday that you hear this classically infused rock music that sounds like it's ripped straight from a movie soundtrack. The blend of the cello and violin with the guitar is pretty spectacular! Their CD, "II", was released on August 24, 2012 and is absolutely brilliant! Be sure to check them out on Twitter, like them on Facebook, and check out their website.