The further you get into the tracks, the more addictive the sound of his voice & the inherent realness of it becomes. You can’t ignore the realness.
There’s something inspiring about the instrumental story. The details explore the scenes & the set, the backdrop keeps the ambiance at a blissful level.
The intimacy & openness is stunning. The way in which the song has been written really highlights a unique & beautiful perspective.
The half way mark is really where things start to change, and this is incredibly clever structuring considering the topic of the song.
At times it feels like the beginning – a new day, a fresh start. At other times it feels unbearably like the end. An achingly beautiful album.
My earlier albums each had a story or theme. A river, a planet, a person, someone who inspired me. Four was total improvisation, a stream of consciousness.
The music is gentle but intense; it builds, without getting noisy. The story unfolds, the poetry of it soaks into you.
When I stopped listening – I felt as if I’d been on some immense journey. The power of art is alight, and being waved high above the world with this album.