Playing With Sound
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Playing With Sound

Albany, New York, United States

Albany, New York, United States
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The group has a unique blend of sounds that Grimaldi best describes as an “Acoustic Surprise.” With the main instrumentation being guitar, vocals and a Djembe (an African hand drum), the pair often switch instruments and add in a kick drum and electronic synthesizer on some of their songs for additional flare. - Saratogian Newspaper



"I’m looking forward to seeing this last
band. They’re a brand-new electro-pop
outfi t (think MGMT with a feminine side).
Their Web site claims they “formed in the
back alleys of Albany,” but the sound is
anything but rough. Their two catchy,
danceable and highly polished promotional
singles have etched themselves
deep into my cortex — most notably, their
self-titled “Love for the Masses.”
Yes, they do, indeed, have a song
named after their band. It wasn’t so cool
when Bad Company did it, but it really
works here. Check it out for yourself on
their Web site, located at www.myspace.
com/loveforthemasses." - Jason Irwin - WEQX 102.7


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Roseanna Grimaldi (aka Rosa Love) and Jess Goforth have come together for a fourth time to make music.

“We started playing together about a decade ago in a group called Ophelia Smiles,” said Grimaldi. “We were in Question Everything together, and with Love for the Masses (LFTM is Grimaldi’s larger, electronic based group).”

The group has a unique blend of sounds that Grimaldi best describes as an “Acoustic Surprise.” With the main instrumentation being guitar, vocals and a Djembe (an African hand drum), the pair often switch instruments and add in a kick drum and electronic synthesizer on some of their songs for additional flare.

Egg shakers are distributed to audience members, encouraging them to play with the group or just channel their inner child with a shake, rattle, and roll of the egg.

As with many other musical groups that perform original musical creations instead of cover songs, Playing with Sound is busy recording an album.

The album is being produced and recorded by Dave Parker, better known as the Keyboardist for Coheed and Cambria, producer of Weerd Science, and Bassist for The City Never Sleeps.

“We’re hoping to record and mix down at least three or four singles before we go on tour in the fall,” added Grimaldi.

The lead single off the forthcoming album is “Circle,” a song about what goes around comes around.

“We leave it open to interpretation for the listener,” Grimaldi said. “They can insert their own thoughts, feelings and memories to it. For us though, I know it was written as a bitter love song.”

The songwriting on the album is split among the two, with Goforth providing some of the songs base melodies or lyrics, and vice versa.

“I tend to be the more romantic one when it comes to writing songs,” laughed Goforth. “We really see eye to eye when we’re making melodies,” said Grimaldi. “It’s one of the reasons why we’ve been able to keep working together and making music together since we were teenagers.”

The two are influenced by a variety of musicians, ranging from seventies legend Janis Joplin to more modern acoustic and rock groups such as Blind Mellon, Incubus, Ani Difranco, Jack Johnson and Kings of Leon to name a few.

“We like to work some covers of popular music in now and again, but for the most part we play our original music when we perform.”

For more information on the group, go to www.playingwithsound.us.