Schaier stands out partly because of the eclectic instrumentation with which he associates himself. Whether the latest ingredient is a powerful electronic snare, an oddly filtered synth line or a cheesy sax solo, the pop musician always knows how to make his music stand out.
It also helps to have interesting concepts. The Alvin Band's latest album Rainbow Road is primarily Nintendo-themed, and the musician's adoration of videogames shines through his music's retro sentiments. As you may see it isn't an entirely serious undertaking, but rather is enjoyed best when taken with a grain of salt.
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