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Posted Jul 27th, 2015 (10:49 am) by Addie Provost

Ambiguous Figures, the indie jam-rock band from rural Massachusetts, released their first full length album this week. Upbeat and feel-good, Acts of Alchemy sets the tone for a late night of backyard drinking and dancing with friends.

Long time besties, frontman Zane Provost and lead guitarist Skylar Suprenant, have been jamming and writing riffs since the two were in elementary school. With the addition of Will Ramsdell's frenetic drum grooves and Evan Blanchard's smooth bass lines, Ambiguous Figures was born.

Tracks from Acts of Alchemy range from radio friendly love songs like "She Moves" to epic ballads that fearlessly ask the big questions in life. What can you do to help someone who doesn't want help? Will our short lives be full and satisfying and have meaning?

Provost also does an excellent job of crafting engaging stories with dynamic characters. In "Fortunato," listeners are transported into the dark catacombs of Edgar Allen Poe's classic, "The Cask of Amontillado," and in "The Chemist" we are introduced to a protagonist of Provost's imagination: a scientist so desperate for love that he attempts to make it in a lab.

Suprenant's shredding guitar solos, supported by Ramsdell and Blanchard's tight grooves, create peaks and valleys that make the entire album an epic journey from Intro to Outro.

Acts of Alchemy is available at the affordable rate of "name your price" on Ambig Fig's BandCamp and is well worth throwing a couple dollars at.

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