True to their name, Changing Modes consistently evolve with their music, with their latest album The Paradox of Traveling Light being no different. The New York City art rock band’s sixth studio album, The Paradox of Traveling Light finds the band doing what they do best: mixing a diverse wealth of styles together to form a unique eleven-track blend of rock, pop, psychedelia, funk and more.
"In Flight" is the band's 5th album. In this 16-track album they skillfully move from Progressive Rock to Latin Jazz via Punk Rock and Funk. Beside band's chief songwriter Wendy Griffiths, Jen Rondeau and Grace Pulliam also contributed material to this album. Each song is meticulously arranged with intricate vocal harmonies and tight rhythms. Ethereal Theremin and unexpected guitar parts add extra dimensions to the album.
“Changing Modes leap from one radically dissimilar style to another with gusto, guile and a tunefulness that won’t quit. Blending classical flourishes, punk energy, playful and clever lyrics that draw on 80s new wave and a ubiquitous element of surprise, every time you think you’ve got them figured out, they drop something new on you.” --Lucid Culture
"A discerning mix of Dresden Dolls drama, Todd Rundgren complexity and something that leans towards a more traditional neo-prog sound... Changing Modes is clearly an ambitious band, they have some delightful slices of genuinely chewy progressive awkwardness in there with their very listenable blend of shifting sometimes demanding earfood." --Organ Magazine (UK)
"..sheer weirdness of throwing off-kilter timings and strange progressions into something that seems to want to be accessible pop... share a lot of sound with some of the progressive rock greats." ---Gary Hill, Music Street Journal
"Harmonic girlie vocals cavort with a sound ranging from boppin’ hillbilly ditties to nearly ethereal ballads. Changing Modes plays category hopscotch. Fizzy and fun, you’ll be tapping your foot in no time." --The Sentimentalist Magazine