Aisles is a promising progressive rock band I discovered about two weeks ago with their latest single, “Disobedience“, which was released on July 15, 2021. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, Aisles has started their careers with a long play album called; “The Yearning“ in 2005. Since then, the band has released three more albums; “In Sudden Walks“ (2009), “4:45 AM“ (2013), “Hawaii“ (2016), and seven singles/EPs; “Live 2014“ (2015), “Club Hawaii“ (2016), “Upside Down“ (2016), “From Estudio Del Sur“ (2018), “Smile of Tears“ (2020), “Fast“ (2021), and “Disobedience” (2021). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Aisles claims to be the most important South American progressive band in the last two decades, and you immediately understand why once you listen to their music. They truly are one of the most impressive bands I have listened to lately, not only in the progressive sphere but in general rock music as well. First of all, I’d like to start with the richness in their musical blend. They have influences and elements from jazz to fusion, from progressive to math-rock in their origins. These Chilean gentlemen have already established their unique style, accepted by their communities, and deserve to take place in every rock festival in the world in my eyes without hesitation.
Their latest single, Disobedience has various qualities with its approach, instrumentation, energy, dynamics, and production, which has the potential to open new windows in any musicians’ imagination out there. The way they constructed the song has reminded me of the early Dream Theater period at first, yet I can also hear influences from Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Animals as Leaders. This level of “thinking out of the box” is not something that we come across very often these days. The song has fantastic energy all along the way, flawlessly transmits the message to the listener with its world-class production. The entire piece is full of progressive marvels including jazz, fusion, and math rock as I have also mentioned above. Also, I loved the way they orchestrated each instrument. Although the song sounds with a focus of a collective, the way they move individually is one of the special characteristics of this band.