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“Art In Exile are a local six piece of musicians toying with a mixture of styles under the dark, gothic and progressive umbrella, which can be found on their 2009 LP Æon Somnia. Mel with her dynamic extreme and melodic vocals steals a lot of the focus on stage but the huge keyboard stack played by Matt and the mix of sounds therein is responsible for the identity in their music. There are terrific guitars, solid backing vocals and bass playing, and on the rhythmic front, temporary stand-in drummer in Brody Green rounds out the group. A talented lot that display great ideas from the bombastic Diablo Swing Orchestra style, to the extreme, to the operatic, but it can all fall in a heap on the composition side of things and leave you rather bewildered. The mushy sound from the equipment didn’t help matters. Having said that they are an entertaining, positive and warm opening act.”
“Art In Exile's music is an absolute collision of styles. Dark, brooding passages give way to frenetic breakdowns. Disconcerting tempo shifts are complemented by wonderful hooks. In the live environment they prove to be a challenging but exhilarating proposition..”
“Bringing an Australian energy and vibe to what is ostensibly an experimental sound, utilising math rock, Industrial metal and gothic darkness and this is just the first song!..”