Invisible Landscapes
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Invisible Landscapes

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Alternative Rock


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Invisible Landscapes began as a group of close friends jamming together simply for fun around mid 2007. Guitarist and singer Raphael Lambriola sprung his many ideas to life as bassist Hunter Gowen and keyboardist Jed Tuazon expanded on them while simultaneously improving their musicianship. Their love for playing music, along with their close friendships, flourished.

During this time, exposure to new artists and actively listening to those already known proved vital to their musical fervor and continues to do so today. Bands such as Red Sparowes, Explosions in the Sky and If These Trees Could Talk induced a love for post and instrumental rock. Classic rock such as David Bowie, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors were listened to. Electronic artists such as Cut Copy, Crystal Castles and Four Tet were enjoyed as well. Radiohead continues to be a major source of inspiration. The discovery of blues artists such as John Lee Hooker and Junior Kimbrough inspired Raphael along with jazz guitarist Rick Whitehead. Classical music also came to inspire. Bands such as Dead Meadow, The Black Angels, Real Estate, Dive, Wooden Shjips, Tame Impala, Sleepy Sun, The Growlers and others inspired psych, garage and surf styles. Keith brought with him the influences of Nine Inch Nails, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and many others upon his entrance to the band.

In July of 2012, the group finally assembled under the name Invisible Landscapes after getting their first gig at Halfmoon Music & Arts at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. As a trio, the band featured its traditional set up but without keyboard as Jed provided drums. The sound was largely unstructured and jam-like as it had been for years. However, this period marked the transition from jamming to songwriting. From then on, orientation began to shift to structuring and perfecting the many ideas accumulated over several years of jamming.

In May of 2013, Invisible Landscapes welcomed a very talented drummer, Keith Perkins. Keith studied drumming in school and at the Governor's School for the Arts learning a wide range of styles including Jazz, Latin, Funk, and more. The knowledge and skill he brings to the band is unquestionable.

Keith's entrance to the band completed the sculpting of their sound. With his technical drumming, he maintains a dynamic and intricate rhythm section while Raphael's jazz chording, blues and Spanish soloing, and ethereal effects lend to their jazzy psychedelic rock sound. Hunter's steady, rhythmic bass playing ensures a firm foundation for the rest of the band to branch off of. Jed's frequent use of delay and wah over his bluesy, melodic keyboard textures further instill the psychedelic genre while embellishing the overall sound. Aside from their instrumental (post-rock) tracks, Raphael's rich vocals and carefully crafted lyrics add an ardent depth which the band hopes will inspire resonance in the listener. He frequently employs poetic devices such as rhyme, metaphor and imagery in his lyrics which contribute to the tone and meaning of the song. With this broad range of styles and sounds, the band avoids mundanity.

The expertise, creativity, influences, and aspirations of Invisible Landscapes grow as they continue to craft original material. The group is very enthusiastic and passionate about songwriting and performing. They hope to share what they feel is a unique yet accessible style to an ever-growing audience.