â€œWe started writing songs that were a bit more unconventional,â€ says Lonnie Richard, â€œand then when it came time to record them we experimented with a lot of different textures. It was a bit sporadic and funny sometimes. We were listening to the basic tracks for 'All My Love.' All of a sudden Mike jumps up and grabs the wind chimes from the doorway and says â€˜Hit record. I have an idea.â€™ And Iâ€™m thinking â€˜Yeah, some chimes at the beginning would be nice.â€™ And then he keeps playing them through the WHOLE song, and itâ€™s brilliant! Thatâ€™s how it was. Weâ€™d get an idea and go with it just to hear what it sounded like. The CD grew organically that way.â€
Influenced by Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and really, just about all of the 60s and 70s bands, as well as experimental, modern bands like Radiohead and Interpol, Greenhouse Effectâ€™s music spans a wide range of stylesâ€”from acoustic to rockers.
â€œI hope people can really get into the songs,â€ says Mike Martino, â€œbecause itâ€™s been a lot of fun for us. It sounds kind of corny, but sometimes itâ€™s like magic when you capture something special during a take, and you know it right away.â€
When it comes to "Smokinâ€™!" Greenhouse Effect invites you to crank it up, and rock on!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Changing For Good
3. All My Love
5. Bakin' In the Heat
7. Holding On
8. Home Tonight
9. Here We Are