Minor Cabinet’s debut album release features 12 songs written by the band’s singer & songwriter Julian Jasny who originally formed the band with drummer Roman Dönicke. From full on indie-rock songs, like the album’s opener ‘Daybreaker’ or the first single ‘Crawl On By’, to the delicate piano led ballad of ‘Already Gone’ or the blues of ‘Fly Into The Sun’, ‘black ink on white sheets’ features such a diverse range of music, without ever seeming to be inconsistent or unbalanced. Quite an achievement for a band whose average age is in the mid 20s.
‘black ink on white sheets’ is an ambitious, creative, musically rich and personal album encompassing elements of roots-based blues music interweaved with elements of modern indie rock – big songs, catchy choruses, driving rhythms. The album is fresh, varied and shows a talent that belies their young age. Kris Pohlmann – Black Penny Records (August 2015)
The secret lies in the intelligent songwriting of Julian Jasny and the band’s unique ability to turn every song into dynamic, cleverly arranged songs. Julian Jasny’s voice captures the listener with his ability to tell intimate stories one minute and pour all his emotion into powerful choruses the next. It’s a similar story with the band’s lead guitarist Clemens Bombien. From the evocative blues licks, which add such flavour to ‘V1’, to the mesmerizing outro solo of ‘Fly Into The Sun’, Clemens Bombien adds such fire to the album. With a rhythm section comprising of the powerful drummer Roman Dönicke, the driving bass of Paul Krobbach and talented keyboard playing of Tarek El Kassar, Minor Cabinet is one hell of talented group of musicians.