By: Eric Cocoletzi
Frederico Medina Jorge Rios (left) and Brennan Roach of Time and Energy
Hanging with Time and Energy is a marijuana-hazed loop of randomness and intense thought. Discussing their latest album, Open Channels, was never something that could realistically be accomplished in one sitting. Both Brennan Roach and Jorge Rios, the two core members of the band, are the kind of people that speak the same way they write music. Their words leave you with plenty of verbal fat leftover afterward to chew on and mull over in your mind, while you try to piece together what just happened during that brief moment of connectivity.
During the initial interview within my smoky living room, located in Santa Ana, the two made it clear that Open Channels was not intended to be a traditional album. However, by the time it was finished, they had 10 tracks, spanning just 30 minutes, showcasing their raw fluidity, meshed with transcendental soundscapes.