Todd Underwood is an experienced musician who worked on countless amount of albums with various groups, artists, and musicians over the years. After decades in music, he went a step further and decided to write, compose, record, and perform music under his name. His impressive discography counts several full-length recordings, such as Unfortunate Day, When I Took My Watch Off, Color And Contrast, and Reflectings Acustico. However, his career goes back to the late eighties when he started recording and producing instrumental music for extreme sports videos and television. Recordings like Schralp, For Mr. J, J Jam, Surfing Around The World, Ultimate Ride, Powder, Static, 3 Car Garage, Midnight To Crown King, I Want To Go Cycle Riding, Super Sludgy Dirty Grungy Scum, Good Dirt, In The Barrel played a crucial role in his career, but also showcased how his music shaped numerous extreme sports videos with perfect music background. Many of these recordings went under remaster treatment in recent years.
Todd Underwood released another full-length material named Upside Down. This particular material carries thirteen wondrously produced compositions, decorated by marvelous ideas and outstanding musicianship. Upside Down represents a conceptual album about the positive and negative moments of 2020. Todd encapsulated all good and bad events, moments, circumstances and preserved them through profoundly illustrious compositions. His sound embraces several musical genres that operate together in polyphonic harmony. Besides the unquestionably dominant presence of emo rock, you may stumble upon generous dosages of contemporary alternative rock, indie rock, skate rock, hard rock, and pop-punk. Nevertheless, Todd incorporated a lot more sonic delicacies throughout the entire recording.
Upside Down undoubtfully explores modern rock subgenres, but these compositions showcase a more detailed side of this expanded genre. His ideas differ from those ideas demonstrated by the millions of other bands and artists on the worldwide alternative rock scene. The way he articulates through his thoroughly planned compositions goes beyond comprehension at some points. The transitions from calmy indie segments into nearly aggressive grungy partitions offer a fresh perspective on contemporary music. Still,
Todd Underwood mostly shines bright during arpeggiated emo moments, occasionally intervened by the skate rock or pop-punk dynamics. You may notice the beforementioned dynamics during the powerful but entirely melodic choruses, which are equally detailed as the remaining portion of the songs. Upside Down offers so many ear-pleasing delicacies that you’ll have to spin this material a couple of times until you fully grasp the brilliance of these numbers.
No matter if you’re into the abovementioned genres at all, Upside Down deserves your uttermost attention. Todd Underwood combined his skills, brilliant ideas, impressive musicianship, longevous experience and created the album that will suit all moods and seasons. Upside Down is available at streaming services such as
Spotify, Bandcamp, and YouTube. Check it out!