Marino’s creativity needs no helping hand, his desire to craft musical experiences far outweighs a simple ability to perform. The instrumentation is unexpected, free from the prison of genre or industry labels – just the sort of thing this type of music was intended to represent.
The songwriting combined with the leading voice are what really make this project stand out. It’s refreshing to hear this genre making waves, what’s even more refreshing though, is how interesting, unexpected, and provocative so much of the writing is.
That’s how I felt when people criticised me, at times for no reason: an Antichrist, ‘the bad guy’. It also symbolizes the dark side of fame, of performing & putting yourself out there. Fame is a bit like a demon, disguising his dark side to lure you into some sort of ‘dreamland’.
The past has the power to calm us, and creativity, new artistic ideas, have the power to motivate. It’s entirely up to you what you take away from this music, but it’s undoubtedly the sort that will be right at home in the long term playlist.
An undeniably unique album. A defiantly special project that fans of stories, folk music, and alternative artistry alike will enjoy embracing.
This meeting of various genres & styles makes for something loaded with fresh identity right now. And on top of this, you get the concept of the song – the lyrics, the bare poetry of it, the reflective honesty that digs at some of the deepest human emotions & thoughts.
The music is hugely powerful, it builds & satisfies in the perfectly realistic, alternative or progressive manner that classic instrumental rock should.
The imagery & concept are so simple, so relatable, yet this feels like a brand new scene – an alternate ending to your favourite film perhaps.
The heartfelt energy & realness of this song is not often found among such an electronically complex piece of music, or at least not at such a high quality.
This concept of getting over it is so much easier said than done, so the set up of this song works brilliantly in representing the journey through dwelling & on into freedom.
This idea of being a living festival is somewhat neglected in modern life – there’s so much to work hard for (rightly so), but it’s equally important to soak up every second of this beautiful journey.
This meeting of the organic & electronic is notable throughout. The possibilities are unlimited when you get the songwriting down in such a way as this.