Cassiopeia: Losing Sacred

Losing Sacred is the new 3-track album from Cassiopeia and is the quartet’s third recording in two years. The album grew on me the more I listened to it and left me begging for more by the end of the last song, “Anchor Baby.”

The band describes their music as “retro folk-pop” on their Facebook page. They have a melancholy alternative feel with very clear folk roots.

On the opening track “Oh Sweet Optimism,” a glockenspiel counts in the somber, mellow tune, which makes me giggle a little at the irony of the title. This song has a light, driving groove.

The tone changes with the second song, the album title track “Losing Sacred.” An upbeat mix of George of the Jungle style chugging on the tom drums and tambourine makes me stomp my feet and dance in my seat. To my pleasant surprise, the glockenspiel made another appearance.

“Anchor Baby” is the strongest of the three songs—it’s extremely dynamic. It starts out really mellow, with instruments building in as the song goes on. By the middle, I find myself singing “Sha la la” out loud with them.

I loved this short album. My only problem with it is it ends too soon. I was not ready to stop rocking out with them when the EP ended. I can’t wait to see what else they come out with. Well done Cassiopeia, well done.