Modern rock music just isn’t what it used to be. Heck, I know I’m not alone in wishing I could just get in a time machine and zap myself back a few decades to experience some of the greatest acts known to man in concert, tearing it up in a way very few modern bands even seem remotely capable of. It was the fervor, the dynamic between acts, and the overall production value (both in the studio and on the stage) that allowed so many classic rock groups to earn the label “classic” rock, and today’s generation of bedroom-pop rock ’n’ rollers don’t seem to have that same juice. Funnily enough, though, the song “Time Machine” came my way at the perfect time and I couldn’t help but put it on repeat — Eduardo, Peruvian-born and American-raised rockstar in the making, has apparently been keeping tabs on my complaints and wanted to fix them all in one fell swoop. Folks, this is a great track!
“Time Machine” is a single seemingly unstuck in time, with its timeless composition style and instrument-forward performance style put up against a slim picking of contemporary peers. Eduardo’s entire performance on the single feels like someone who has made themselves a student of the art of rock from fifty years past far more than looking at current radio trends, and that alone explains why the song has such an eternal appeal. Ironically, the song feels indebted to the very invention in its title as Eduardo’s ambition outweighs anything you can expect to find in modern rock artists (and even then, what modern rock artists?) There’s a presence in Eduardo’s vocals and performance style that supersede any of the current popular indie rockers, giving modern audiences a taste of what music used to feel and sound like.
Working for the last fifteen years as a rock artist while allotting major time off between 2010 and 2018, “Time Machine” is a single that doesn’t feel like it’s coming from a musician still finding their footing. That might be because Eduardo is anything but, his seemingly short and spaced-out career boosted by nationwide tours and a live album that is currently in the works. There’s a major leg-up on his contemporaries in that way, giving his indie sheen a little bit more credibility than most are lucky enough to get. It’s clear from Eduardo’s music that he puts his heart and soul into the track every time, though, and that luck has everything and yet nothing to do with it — there’s a surefire attitude in “Time Machine” and any act fortunate enough to have it in their arsenal would do well to use up every single ounce of its musical fortitude.
I don’t see Eduardo growing tired of the single anytime soon, as it marks a major step ahead for him and his musical career, and is hopefully a good showcase and sneak peek of whatever he has coming on the musical horizon. Eduardo’s new material makes me nostalgic for my favorite bands’ old material, and that by itself is a great sign of where he’s going to be headed as a musician.
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