Brothers Martin


Brothers Martin

Self Titled


After a long time apart working on their own projects, Ronnie (Joy Electric) and Jason (Starflyer 59) Martin have decided to come together to write an album together for the first time in over a decade. Brothers Martin is a perfect blend of Ronnie’s catchy synth leads and Jason’s California Rock guitar work. The album is a perfect answer to the dream of any fans of JE or SF59. Tracks like The Harsh Effect closely resemble recent JE songs, only with more instrumentation while tracks like The Plot That Weaves sound more like it could have been found on Starflyer’s 1998 release, The Fashion Focus. Fears To Remember proves that the two can come together and make a perfect mix of both styles into what resembles New Order’s early work. Fantastic. What really touches me about this album is that it’s a story of sorts showing how things move in circles. The two began together as teens back in the late 80s playing small shows in California under the name Dance House Children. The 90s brought their own individual projects which gave each great success over the years and now they have came back right to where they started; together once again. Fear not though, this doesn’t mean the end of either Starflyer 59 or Joy Electric, in fact be on the look out for JE’s new album The Otherly Opus due out March 20, 2007. It’s going to be superb.

4/5