Book Of Shame are categorically an act who skillfully walk the line between eclectic and self-assured – knowing precisely who they are, how they want to sound, yet also offering up a consistently interesting and often surprising album that never once becomes tiresome.
What a refreshing route to take when compared the glaringly obvious cliches presented by much of modern pop. Interludes and misdirection aplenty. The mind of the artist invites you inside.
There’s melancholy, sure, and wistfulness and tunefulness and I’ve already talked about the earnestness and authenticity on display. It’s a regular smorgasbord of thought, narrative storytelling and emoting and it doesn’t hang about.
Absolutely worth the time it takes to experience. Listen loud. An album-full of confidence and alternative, angry and dark anthems.
An electronic dream, ambient and poetically uplifting – Menes Rebazzar Kedar balances realism with optimism on this beautifully complex, eclectic new album.
An acoustic strum, an arrangement of voices, that raw, unedited presentation – you know the sound, and you trust it to offer something real; refreshing.
MobBeatz holds nothing back, his truth pours through like a diary reading, and the music creates a powerfully emotive setting in which to experience this.
If you’re missing the beach, the sea, the waves and the freedom – this album is for you.
Life is never what anyone simply expects it to be, but there is so much value and connection found in memories – even those we previously thought of as difficult or unwanted.
Leading with refreshing insight, humble tones and intelligent writing, the album offers a wave of authenticity, talent and professionalism in an age of over-simplified genre loops and repeated ideas.
Though the opening moments emerge soaked in rock authenticity, the latter half undoubtedly allows hindsight to describe them as softer, milder, and merely a taste of what’s to follow.
The stories and concepts, the feelings, at work throughout this project, pour through in bright and mighty ways – each composition presenting a unique journey for listeners to embark upon.