The entertainment industry has been a target for many bands over the decades – from caustic punk tunes to vitriolic hip-hop, many bands have sought to set the world to rights regarding this rumbling behemoth which symbolizes the divide between the fat cats and quintessential starving artists. However, the prog rock crowd also like to get a look-in every so often, and Chile’s AISLES – arguably one of the three South America’s biggest progressive rock band – took a pop with “Shallow and Daft” from their third album, 4:45AM, which originally dropped in 2013.
Now, AISLES have revitalized the track with a new modern sheen. The band commented, “We wanted to be deliberately ironic and the original version had a notoriously ’80s pop sound. When we decided to release this series of videos we thought we could make it more current with a modern, fresher sound. Additionally, we wanted to include a feminine touch so we invited the talented singer Catalina Blanco from the rock band Tephiret.” However, the same message has been kept – “It’s a song with a strong criticism to the logic behind the mass entertainment industry.” There’s even a warning that certain people may feel offended by the lyrics!
The “Live from Estudio del Sur” sessions started with the video for the song ‘Clouds Motion’, and it will continue with more videos coming soon. With four studio albums and a career spanning twelve years, AISLES daring combination of rock, fusion, jazz and world music illustrates the band’s uniquely eclectic approach. The group has played in South America and Europe, and their albums have been released in Europe, the Americas, and Japan.
In 2009 their second album “In Sudden Walks” was nominated for Best Foreign Record in the Italian Prog Awards and the group was invited to open the 11th Progressive Rock Festival Crescendo in France. Their third album, “4:45 AM” (2013) was widely acclaimed worldwide and was chosen among the best albums of that year in a number of specialized publications. “Hawaii” (July, 2016), their fourth studio album was called a “masterpiece” and named one of the albums of the year by media outlets such as Prog (England), Neoprog (France), Raw Ramp (England) and Chile’s premiere rock magazine, Rockaxis.
Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts. You can also download a free compilation of AISLES‘ music right here!