It’s beautiful and satisfying: be bathed by its waters and wash off all your troubles…
From the first second, Keep On demands your attention. Actually, I’d go further. I’d say it compels your attention to sit up and chow down.
Spirit of Hope feels like the sort of medicine that you look forward to taking. And not just because you have to. May it enter into you and enhance your hopefulness, too. A tremendous album.
Laid back, effortlessly cool and sensibly exploiting the skills of both singers. Great stuff.
There are enough disparate rhythms, unexpected melodic developments and snatched moments of character that help set Dream Catcher apart from a lot of its rivals. It feels authentic and McMillan sells it well.
Forever may be a complex piece, but it flows by in an effortless swathe of colour and skill. It doesn’t sound quite like anything else out there, and yet also sounds familiar. Now that’s a tricky balance to strike, and deserves some recognition.
It’s accomplished and doesn’t require close examination, it’s all about the atmosphere and Believe It has it in spades. Timeless, distracting, lovely.
In songwriting terms, this reads like a ‘how-to’ example. It’s instant, energetic, feels organic and effortless and is topped off with some cracking vocals. Brilliant fun.
All in all, a fun romp through an unusual lyrical idea that tells a clear narrative with plenty of pop hooks.
Episodic, ever-shifting and compelling, Deeper Than has a lot going on. This can drown some tunes, but this is an example of how to do complex without blowing it. A great collaboration with a great atmosphere.
It’s a very grown up album, properly thoughtful and mature. It’s quite dense and quite busy. But for those willing to take a dip in What’s That About? there is much that can reward you. I finished the album quite breathless and impressed. You should be, too.
Art Tawanghar has been making unique, culturally varied, and extremely accomplished music for a considerable period of time. We got the chance to catch up with him for a retrospective on his catalog and to delve into the ethos and methodology behind how and why he creates the works he does. * * * Hi … Continued