Memory are a band from Seattle, Washington that plays a very experimental and hard to classify form of music with some doom and black metal influences and this is a review of their self released 2014 compilation album "The First Room".
Clean playing starts off the album and it gives the music an avant garde feeling and they also use a mixture of open notes and full chords and after awhile experimental,drone and ambient sounds are added into the music and after the first track which is over 17 minutes the songs start getting short in length.
Synths when they are added bring a minimalist feeling to the recording and spoken word parts are also added into certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses elements of noise music are added onto the recording along with some tribal sounds that are done by natural objects which also leads up to a small amount of psychedelic sounds being mixed in with the more experimental side of their music and one of the last track acoustic guitars make a return and they have a folk music feeling to them.
Memory creates some very interesting sounding music that is very avant garde and experimental while also having a dark atmosphere that would be at home on a black or doom metal album, the production sounds very raw and lo-fi while lyrics when they are utilized cover depressive themes..
In my opinion Memory are a very great sounding experimental band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The First Room" and "The Room With White Statues". 8 out of 10.