By: Maggie Guevara
The sounds of Earth Snake are progressive and in your face. The mastermind behind all of the music is one person named Ed Stanley. All of the instruments in his music are written and performed by him. Some of his songs are easily the kind that you can thrash about and head-bang to, and others you can just sit down and chill. If you need to keep yourself pumped and ready to go for a high energy activity, just listen to one of his tracks like “Robots + Monsters” If progressive metal isn’t your flavor then maybe you’d enjoy something like “Flight.” It’s smooth, relaxing and ethereal.
Raised in South San Francisco, Stanley started really playing music at the age of 10 and hasn’t stopped since. In his early stages of musical development, he took private drum lessons and studied music in high school as well. Now 22 years of age, Stanley is currently producing from the Napa Valley. On the new album you will find his song “Merely Practical Joking;”
There’s much to be said about the demonstrative musician. Playing with time and space, Stanley integrates 8-bit and his knowledge of tempo changes with his passion for Djent, the subgenre the band Meshuggah coined, which expresses the heavy metal sound that spawned from progressive metal.
Stanley’s ability to capture a “full” sound while flying solo truly is an art form all in itself. Starting off as a drummer, Stanley takes what many might know as the “heart beat” of music to a new level. But what I hear may be completely different than what you might hear. So check him out! Let me know what YOU think!
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So what do you think?
I’d love your feedback! - Maggie
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