February 2020 Album of the Month: The Night Flight Orchestra’s AeromanticThursday, 12th March 2020
If there’s one band out there right now that can manage to capture the rock sounds of yesterday and make them into something that feels exhilarating and fresh, it’s The Night Flight Orchestra. They’ve been incredibly consistent over the last few releases, managing to somehow one-up themselves each time without completely reinventing the wheel – it’s more the case of absorbing more influences and putting them into best use along with what has worked from the start. Aeromantic is jam-packed with grin-inducing vocal lines, riffs that will make your neck hair stand at attention, and a complete sound that fans of classic rock will simply clamor for. Absolutely spell-binding from beginning to end, and something you can listen to repeatedly without a second thought.
An excerpt from Kyle McGinn’s 10/10 review, which posted on February 21, 2020:
How often can one experience musical euphoria? Lately, it seems to be about once every year or two, as The Night Flight Orchestra releases a new album that somehow manages to surpass the gargantuan expectations that was laid before it with previous releases. Aeromantic, the band’s fifth album, follows up the intergalactic vibes of Sometime’s the World Ain’t Enough by bringing things back down to Earth in a way that sounds even more like TNFO than ever, yet with the band continuing to explore new forays and influences further.
The Night Flight Orchestra continue to strive based on having something special about them. Their ability to capture the strongest bits from the ‘70s/’80s period and make it seem fresh and compelling is their strongest weapon. They manage to soar above the competition because of their genuine love and appreciation for the times, which carries over into the music itself. Aeromantic hits with the same level of addictiveness and wonder after each listen (this scribe has already logged over 50 at time of writing), and there are few bands that can deliver an experience that resonates so profoundly. It may be fun music at the end of the day, but it’s also emotionally impactful to its core. One can only imagine the heights they’ll continue to climb to in the future.
Read the entire review HERE.